Monday, April 17, 2017

nil bug bite, jerry rigging a fan and rambutan

Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:54 PM (MST)
         Monday, March 27, 2017 10:54 AM (Vanuatu)

hello. it's me.

this week a lot of stuff has happened. so i'll just say whatever comes to mind. on monday i had a really intense meeting with the other district leaders and the zone leaders. well. it was in the chapel not in tense but. you get the point. tuesday we had zone training meeting and wowie the zone leaders gave some amazing training. been on my mission more than a year now and still learning stuff about baptism and the essencials. reminds me of a (paraphrased) quote from russel m nelson. the gospel of jesus christ can be beautifully simple and yet still excite the keenest intellect. #tru

also on tuesday, we went up to the bush(palon and fanafo) and fixed some stuff in their houses. in both we jerry rigged fan switches. in one the turney knob thing inside worked fine but 1/2 of the wires connected to it straight up didn't work. so. connected the two that did work to a simple on off switch instead of a turny thing. boom.
fixed. in the other house, all the wires in the fan switch worked but the contact plate thing(also on the turny knob thing) the metal had fallen off? and so current was travelling through the plastic... burnt plastic smells amazing... so! turned the knob thingy to the other side of the contact plate and now the fan works! but only on 1 of 5 settings now. but hey. it works. #islandstyle

on wednesday, we went to a planned lesson, like the mama knew for sure that we were coming, and we go and we sit and wait for like, 2 hours.
her recent convert neighbor sat with us and told us about how their prophet from banks (part of the torba province of vanuatu) came to collect the tithes. or something like that. and so, club goin up.on a
wednesday    cuz the prophet came. mama maina didn't come. sad. this
makes the 3rd prophet i've met on my mission. from what i've heard, they(the prophets) all have multipule wives and a penchant for kava.

but things worked out ok. we're proselyting with a dude named kendrick alot. he's from palon and he's 17 and he's gonna be the best missionary ever. reminds me of back in the day when i went with the missionaries like 2 times. had 2 baptisms on saturday and 3 confirmations on sunday. (one who was baptized last week came to church really late so she wasn't confirmed last week). kinda funny thing that happened. at this baptism, standing in the water, i said..
' *name* by the power of the holy malkez. . . . .ahem.. sorry. *name* having been...' heh heh... whoopsie. heh...

also on saturday after the baptism, went to a place called club
notick(?) where there was a seminary activity. the young women in our branch are really strong. but poor kendrick was the only dude there..
the bus that was supposed to come and take us back didn't come. so long walk back through the bush shortcuts. #legit.
also a centipede (called nil bugs here) bit my foot. ow.

i've been in banban longer than any other area in my whole mission...

*mixed emotions as transfers approach...* that's all for now. sorry internet's really slow this week. again. if it's fast next week i'll send a bunch of pix.

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