Well we're starting a count down now, 2 2/3 weeks left on our mission. I think Heavenly Father didn't want us to be bored, as we just got word that 8 temporary (visa waiter) missionaries are arriving Tues Dec 31st to help us start the new year right. I'm hoping to get the last three approval letters for the 17 missionaries due to arrive 2 days before we leave this week, and Sister Klingler (went to her son's wedding in the US) and the new office couple are arriving January 6th so I'm gearing up to train Sister Terry but not overwhelm her.
Add to that moving to a different flat which has been more of an adjustment then we thought it would be, but we're hanging in there and hope to finish strong. We have a portable scale from the office that we're going to use to weigh our luggage tonight and make sure we're under the 50 lb limit. If we can make arrangements for a rental car this week we'll be set for our trip to New Zealand with the Wells before we travel home.
We hope your Christmas was a good one, here are some highlights from ours:
|Sister Davis had a lot of candles around the room, and a traditional tree in the corner|
|I had to take a picture of this little guy, I haven't seen a dark brown Gecko with gold dots up his back before.|
|We went shopping at Vinod Patel and I had to capture this funky St Nicholas playing a saxaphone figure!|
|Fijians loves trees with sparkle|
|This is Sister Tago she's been here for a medical concern for about 10 days and knows how to merge letters,so I had her do a bunch of letters for March which will help Sister Terry stay on top of the paperwork for the March intake.|
|Christmas Eve Sister Limburg and Newsom planned an evening visiting the Old Folks Home with the missionaries from one of our smaller zones in Suva. I went around and took pictures before the program began|
|Sister Trammell and two residents who are here due to mental limitations|
|They were in their seats 1/2 hour before we were going to start, so the missionaries went around and visited.|
|Sister Faasalafa and resident|
|Elder Moka and Fijian woman who portrayed Mary|
|2 residents and Elder Hancock|
|Sister Trammell offered to take my picture, now if I can just get back up off my knees.|
|Wisemen - Elder Lauti, Tremea, Arthur|
|Mary Joseph and baby Jesus|
|Well, we had a meeting with Zone Leaders Friday and Elder Hogge turned our copy room into his loading |
dock of water filters that are due to be changed in all the flats at the first of the year.
|When we came these cards only went to the silver border and now is spreading across the 2nd board|
|Elder Heath enjoying the sweet comfort of our office chair|
|Bright orange closets in the master bedroom. A king size bed that's comfortable and helped my back feel better.|
|Big bathroom/shower/laundry/drying rack room|
|Elder Hogge's suite (he snore's and I'm a light sleeper)|
|dining room/living room|
|A pretty big pantry considering I didn't have one in the last flat|
|The sink area is small, the oven is nice and big, the kitchen |
table is used to prepare food .
We want to wish you all a Happy New Year and are excited that we will see you who live in Arizona soon.
Love Elder and Sister Hogge