|19 new missionaries, AWESOME|
|Sister Gounder after her baptism|
|Study are for the South Pacific University|
|If you look close, there is a farmer working on the side of the hill in his crop|
|little guy, big boat|
I talked to the sisters about being in safe areas, following the Spirit about walking in places not for ladies. I also told them about the 240 volt electricity that burns up so many sister's hair dryers, and how our bug killer solution is really a friend to them. They are all very talented in singing and teaching, so they will love it here. The Elders are quite different. I had to collect their driving records from home, grade them on how well they drive, and how to clean and care for a flat (apartment). Many of them don't care how their flat looks or smells, they just want to teach and baptize. A lot of those Elders had big eyes, and were very excited, I'll wait for a month and then see what they look like then. The calibre of young men coming out now is awesome, so ready to testify and learn and teach. Parents should be very proud and thankful for their "stripling sons."
A funny story about Elder Wells and his wife that went to Kiri bis last week. He said it was so humid there that he was doing an audit with a stake clerk, and he looked down and noticed his tie was soaking wet, and dripping water onto the floor beneath him. He then stood up and noticed his pants were a darker color, and a puddle of water on his chair where he was sitting. All he could do was laugh! Thank goodness its not that humid here, yet.
We attended a baptism of a single mother attending our ward, Seema Gounder, a Hindi woman with two sons, 10 and 8. She started taking the lessons six months ago, and loved the church teachings about family and prophets. She told us at the baptism that her ex-husband had not paid any maintenance for the sons, so she took him to court. She didn't have employment at the time, so instead of paying support for the boys, the father took over custody, and left with both sons. She kept on with here baptismal date, and has the hope to get her sons back in the future. That's the kind of faith the people have here.
|My rental truck|