Wednesday May 27th 2009: Tonight @ 6.30pm Elder Marurai Heiarii has been set apart as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by our stake (Tahiti, Papeari Stake) President, Alfred Brothers. Elder Marurai's family was present among some members of his ward (Tiarei). President Brothers counseled Elder Marurai to serve faithfully, to be obedient to the mission's rules, to love the people where he'll serve and to love their culture. His bishop Thierry Maraetefau shared his testimony. His mom did also share her testimony. She cried but was really happy for the right decision her son did by deciding to serve a mission. She'll miss her son for the next 2 years. After the closing prayer everyone when to congratulate Elder Marurai. He did cry as well. We'll miss him a lot and he is also the first full time missionary in the ward since it has been created 11 years ago. It meant a lot for us to see him leaving. It's also the first time for Elder Marurai to leave the islands and to travel overseas. This will have a great impact in his life and we wish him all the best.