|Elder LeDoux heading to Taveuni and Elder Palmer and Checketts will carry on in the office|
Add to that, the unusual news we got on our email about a Tongan couple who immigrated to the US leaving their married children and their families behind. Five of the cousins are currently serving a mission and 2 of the cousins families just recieved word that their paperwork they submitted here in Fiji after a long time has come through, to immigrate to the US. This required special permission for 2 missionaries to leave their missions (Tonga and NZ) to come and sign paperwork here in Fiji. The families then want to leave for the US in March and the easiest thing to do would be to have their children released from their missions to go with their families and possibly be reassigned to a mission in the US. The parents assumed they could stay in the temple hotel (patron housing) but didn't make advanced arrangements. I called Sister Updike and of course "there's no room at the Inn." The parents have a flight to Nadi and will take a taxi to get to this side of the island, while the church arranged for the Sister (their daughter) to fly from Nadi to Suva. Hopefully, one of the AP's knows of a family that are Tongan and has put Tongans up for the night when we are in this situation. Luckily One of our sets of sisters live close by and have extra mattresses to put the daughter up for the night. Tomorrow the second Sister and her family are due to arrive (give me strength) It's just tough when we get little or no notice and are expected to take care of everything.
Well I'd better close Take Care Love Elder and Sister Hogge