Tuesday, June 7, 2016

the rains came down

Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2016 5:11 PM (MDT)
Monday, June 06, 2016 10:11 AM (Vanuatu)

so. it's the equivalent of winter right now. and that means.
really nice breezes. and rain and clouds everywhere. which is both good and bad. cuz my umbrella broke so it's kinda. if you get caught walking in the rain you can either admit you're gonna need to change clothes. or you run to the nearest tree and hope the rain ends soon. i've been more prone to do the first one. it's all good though. i love the weather here. 

so this week we found someone who had been taught by the missionaries on the far other side of the island 11 years ago and she had since moved into our area and when she saw us on the street she basically asked. 'when are you coming by?' it was a really great experience and made me very grateful for the missionaries and the members who have prepared and helped the people i am teaching now to receive the gospel. 

so another thing. so i don't know if i told you guys this story yet but i'll tell it anyway. on the farside of our area, a long way from our house, is a ranch kinda thing. complete with gates, horses, and a lot of undeveloped land. one day last transfer(like a month and a half ago) we walked by the place for the first time not on the side with the main gate but the side with no signs. and the gate was open so we kinda just. wandered in. and wandered around the undeveloped bush for a while looking for people. we eventually found 3 servants/workmen of the ranch and we talked with them for a little bit. offered to help them. (they were clearing a small enclosure of big shrubs and grass so the horses could graze in comfort) learned that we were on private property. we helped them with their work for a while. good service oppurtunity. and we were invited back whenever we wanted to come and help them again. 

so. long story short. we walked by again. saw them working just on the other side of the fence right next to the main road. we went inside and helped them. taught them a bit. and then left again. good relationships. planting seeds of the gospel. and on the way out of the property, we found a wild chile plant. like it was just in the middle of the bush with a bunch of orange and yellow little peppers about the size of the nail of my little finger. so we plucked like 6 of the 40 something peppers. 
made our food VERY spicy this week. reminded me of the good ol' days of cafe rio. 

i have my first zone conference this week and subsequent interview with the mission president. im kinda anxious. like. anxious excited. wanting to learn more. get more advice and such. been reading Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage a bunch. like. one day i think i read 50 pages. im on page 400 ish now. really awesome book. changing my perspective of the new testament. and getting to know more and more about My Savior's earthly ministry. good stuff. 
sorry didn't take any pictures this week. 

that's all for now.

Elder Hyatt VI

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