Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:12 PM (MST)
Monday, January 15, 2018 9:12 AM (Vanuatu)
Monday, January 15, 2018 9:12 AM (Vanuatu)
well friends i got some good news and some bad news. i'll say the bad news first cuz it's really small.
i got a bad computer today and the usb ports don't work so no pix this week. sorry friends,
this last week we had a really dope district activity! we initially planned to go to millennium cave! but then we couldn't find the member who would let us in for free so we didn't go.. but! back up plan! other cave! named nergar cave! but the road to it was too bush to go. so when we got to nergar village we just played volleyball! and then it rained! really hard! complete with a muddy stream of rainwater running though the volleyball field! really fun and messy. lots a great memories and pix! sorry that i can't send any to you fellows this week...
other stuff that happened this week! some elders who were staying in our house (that happens a lot as we have a huge house) and they accidentally locked a room from the outside and we don't have the key. so, sadness. but! we called the land lord and they sent a dude and he replaced the door knobs! now we have nicer door knobs in our house! huzzah!
rolong and mary are gonna be baptized! yay!! we had planned their baptism for the 6th back in december but stuff happened so it's gonna happen this friday! and im gonna bring cake! it's really funny cuz i stole this one recipe for banana cake from elder villainulva and i made it a couple times and took it to district meeting once and another time took some to the area and like. everyone in our area loves the cake. and asks me to make it for branch activities and baptisms and family house nights. so yeah. want a good banana cake recipe? here ya go!
3 c flour
1 c sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
mix all that stuff in a bowl
1 c oil
1 c milk
2 c mashed/cut really small banana
mix all that with the other stuff
dump it in a cake pan (13 by 9 is probs good)
put it in the oven. ovens here don't have temp gauges just flame height so idk what temp to set it at.
30ish mins. you might burn the bottom. i do every time but the peeps love it anyway.
boom! done! cake! everyone loves it and its really simple!
we're also teaching philip! he proudly proclaims that he was the first to welcome the missionaries into the villiage of crossroads! but for whatever reason he wasn't taught and such. only his relatives. but! we have begun teaching him and he has a date set for his baptism next month! he has a lot of stuff that can change in his life for the better and he always looks so happy to see us and hear the messages of Chirst and of forgiveness of sins though following him. what a great guy. grateful to be able to influence his life for good!
we actually had all 3 hours of church in jarilen yesterday!!! huzzah!!! new year new you and we had a bunch of less active/inactive members come and we actually had all 3 hours of church! it's so great! the only problem is up in the bush illiteracy is a big problem. especially english. so handbook 2 isn't in bislama yet so some local priesthood leaders who are literate translate it type it up and give it to others! the church will grow! everyone will actually have callings! it's gonna be great!
this week we didn't have like any zl stuff to do or deal with so we had sooooo much time to work in our area and it was so great i loved it. reminded me of the glory days of naikasau in banban/gaua and west/imae in etas. thrusting in my sickle with my might! we're teaching so many people! most of them are kinda eh. but some are progressing! reading the book of mormon and praying about it and feeling the heavenly light and warmth that the holy ghost brings into their hearts! missionary work is so great!
im a little trunky. i will not deny. thinking about what i'd say in my homecoming talk. or how good it's gonna feel to go to the dentist again after 2 years. hopefully it will feel good. or seeing my fam again! it's gonna be great! but! we are all enlisted till the conflict is o'er! HAPPY ARE WE
that is a true statement. when we work with all our heart might mind and strength towards worthy heavenly goals whether that be building s strong family or missionary work or getting a education. all that. you will be happy! men are that they might have joy! Christ is the author of the plan of happiness! follow that plan and feel the joy and love and peace that will flow into every part of your life!
i love you all and i know that God loves you all and is aware and willing to help you in your struggles! turn to Him and He will bless your life!
that's all for now sorry no pix.....
elder hyatt vi