Just Another Week--Week 47
Ka oha nui from the Marquesas - the land where you use stepping stones to cross a river, and you do it with all the casualty and forgetability of crossing the street.
This week, we had a pretty good lesson with Suzanne and her family. Really led by the spirit. Unfortunately, we had quite a difficult time engaging them. They didn't come to church, but even a simple invitation to pray about what we said didn't quite work either. We'll just keep trying I suppose.
We fixed the hot water heater! Finally! After like 4+ months. It just wouldn't light. We asked around, and we weren't quite sure what to do, we tried some stuff, but we forgot one very crucial thing -
gotta change the batteries. Of course. $4.
Also, recently when we've been trying to play basketball on the court down by the beach, people have been wanting it so they can play soccer, and our showing up has sort of miffed them a bit. They've gone from playing off to the side, to playing in the middle of the court, and forcing us to do half court on either side of them, to...
...and I swear I'm not making this up...
... stealing the basketball hoops.
I'm like 72% certain those were welded on there.
Other than that, we're still just working every day and trying to find people to teach and enjoying the parties each weekend. It's a great way to show our support for our investigators when they see us come to their dance. We've also enjoyed some great food down there (of course the usual sashimi, steak and fries, and poisson cru).
Here's a scripture I take really personally:
Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.
Doctrine & Covenants 4:2
-also went and played games with the Tamas, Jeff (Coco's son) and his wife, and Tamapeva (guy on the basketball team) and his wife, Anais, and some others. It was so much fun, and was a great missionary opportunity. We really want to teach Tama and Anais, and this was a good way to at least hang out with them a bit.
Here's a link to an example of the bird dance (ours is too big to send, I think)
This dude at 3:52 inspired my dance a little bit. Everybody's bird dance is unique, and is modeled after a real bird, but I didn't get to study a real bird, just this guy.