Hey everyone, Life is great in Rarioa!
We had such a great Thanksgiving. We made some chicken with some potatoes, and a can of corn and a can of peaches! We made sure everyone knew it was Thanksgiving and by the end of the day we had everyone wishing us happy Thanksgiving! So it was great,
This week we were able to see our mission president. He was flying to Makemo and the plane landed here for like 20 minutes so they gave us a huge wave and wished us also a very happy Thanksgiving! Then the following day we had our district meeting and oh my goodness it is so hard to give a training over the phone! I had to give a training to the Elders in Makemo and to the sisters in Hau (Who were skypeing the Elders in Makemo) So you just kinda talk and hope they understand and always agree with whatever they say. But it went all right.
Don’t worry, I have been feeling a lot better this week. Our handy dandy shower' bucket was our laundry machine today, and oh my gosh, I hate washing clothes in buckets so much. I started all happy and feeling like a pioneer, and it just ended up with me throwing socks in dirty soapy water swirling it around with my hand and dumping them on chairs. I am thankful for washing machines this year!
Well anyway yesterday our landlord came to strap down the roof because we got a little tiny cyclone warning! It’s so nice! It’s so cool outside with a ton of leaves on the ground and a little ocean mist. It basically is like a pleasant autumn afternoon. But don’t worry we started digging our cooly pokey (Other Side of Heaven reference – Kelly) cyclone protection hole! No I’m kidding about the hole but the weather is so nice!
So in other news, our branch president is leaving this week so it’s just me and my companion who have callings in the branch, with one other active member! It’s so fun! We were about 10 at church yesterday but with the marriage happening at the end of December we should have a lot of members coming in from a lot of different islands. We are way excited!
All is well at Raroia! I only have four p-days left. December is going to go by fast. I love my mission. I love the gospel. It’s always worth it! Always! I’m thankful for the Gospel. I’m thankful for the choices we have in our lives. I’m thankful for the happiness that is in this gospel. I’m thankful for washing machines. I’m thankful for the two years God had to change my life!
I love you all
P.s. The population asked me to be Santa for their Christmas party. I don’t think the kids will have any idea it’s me. White Santa with an American accent with Elder Owens standing next to him...Who could it be?
I have yet to give my answer.