|This is a home to a family of three, cooking breakfast|
|I went camping up in the mountains with Elder Tennis, another senior missionary, |
up into a small village named Nasivikoso.
|This was a six in the morning, and the young men were out playing rugby|
|This is the missionaries flat where we "camped out"|
|Elder Dakunimata and Elder Va'ai are the bush missionaries|
with no plumbing, electricity, or running water
|We slept here in their living room|
|Five in the morning, and I thought I saw King Kong coming down off the mountain|
|This is the village bath tub and shower|
|The Elders kitchen and laundry room|
|The single lane road going up the mountain|
|This one was a little deeper and slippery with 5 feet of water on either side|
|Don't know what these guys were doing in this pond|
|The truck had turned brown by the time we got home, HAD A BALL!|
|School in the community center which was also the church|
|This is the "village toilet"|
as a gesture of hospitality by the village--he is taking the lessons
from the missionaries.
so much. No worries!
|The fearsome threesome|
|Elder Tennis and the landlord joined in|
|Elder Tennis and I had some fun taking pictures of the children of the village|
sweet children with wonderful mothers
|The only store in the village that sold food|
|This old man sat in his doorway most of the day, just watching the village people go by|
|This mother and son were cooking breakfast the way we do in|
the scout camp outs
Most all the men of the
village were out hunting by six in the morning.
We awoke a 5 because the village was ringing
to let the village know the bus was leaving in an
hour, and it takes an hour to walk up the mountain
to the bus stop. Then at 7 the bell rang again and
a man started yelling the events happening for
the village that day. It is the "town crier" so- to- speak, and it was all in Fijian, so we didn't know Elder Tennis and I were part of the news that morning.
THE LORD'S WORK HAS THE BEST PAY!
LOVE TO ALL, GRANDPA