"The Dry Season"--Week 49
Ka oha d'habitude from the Marquises - the land where it's rained literally every day for the last 2+ weeks, and this is supposed to be the dry season.
Almost didn't have a p-day this week. Internet's been down for the ENTIRE ISLAND for a bit now. Luckily they fixed the problem a couple days ago. No lie, I think they were just missing some cable.
This week was a pretty good week. Elder Davis is completely healed now. Mostly the only lasting damage has been the realization that that IV was the most expensive meal he'd ever eaten ($81.72) and it was from a tube.
We met this one guy that I'm pretty sure is certifiably insane, and he was really nice and really old and we traded him a Tahitian Book of Mormon for a Sprite and he came to church and said some seriously funny and weird stuff in Sunday school when he came to church (yeah, he came to our church!).
We didn't get to see Suzanne or Catherine this week (something came up with them each time), but we did manage to find this Adventist family that could be a potential. They were REALLY nice to us. We also met Michelline's mother, and we've felt impressed to try and talk to her as well (we hope to work with Michelline and her daughter Tehani a lot to help with this. She doesn't speak a lot of French...).
Last week we had the parade and all the 14th of July party stuff that I didn't get to send pictures of, so I will totally do that this week, as well as add pictures of the party from this weekend too (and don't worry these parties continue into August as well).
The other big news of this week is the fact that the district finally got themselve organized and gave us a date for our Ua Pou/Ua Huka trip. However, it is after the transfer. *sigh* you can't win them all I suppose. We still don't know for sure if I'm getting transferred, but the chances are very high. If not, we will be going there August 19-23 (2-3 days on each island), with President O'Connor himself in tow. In any case, I'm excited that that's happening so that the work can keep going out here. I can only imagine being one of the few members out on those really little islands...
13 Do this thing which I have commanded you, and you shall prosper. Be faithful, and yield to no temptation.
14 Stand fast in the work wherewith I have called you, and a hair of your head shall not be lost, and you shall belifted up at the last day. Amen.
-Doctrine & Covenants 9:13-14
Needing to cut my hair,
Tumu Hakako Harrah
-that is a car. and yes, they drove it
Note from Ty's mom: I love that they are flying the Tahitian, French and Marquesan flags. : )