Fiji Suva Mission

Fiji Suva Mission

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Officially the Weirdest Week (Tavua Area, Week 8)

2 Months! 2 months in Fiji today! And 3 1/2 months since leaving home!

This picture is completely real. No filters or anything.

Okay, the title this week is entirely accurate. This has been the best and the weirdest week yet. So many things happened, so much good, so much hard, so much weird.

Teaching the Youth
We got to go to a Ward Family Home Evening (FHE) on Monday. We had a great turnout - and when we got there, we found out we had the games! (classic Fiji) So we came up with some fun games for the kids, including a hilarious game of Musical Chairs. It was a good day! Except that all of our lessons fell-through and we wandered the rest of the night, finding no one to teach.

We sang as we walked and walked and walked

Lots of walking this week - we walked all the way out to a village called Balata, probably an hour walk from town. After that, we returned to a village called Mataniwai, about a 20 minute walk back from Balata. That's always a fun walk - especially when it looks like it's going to rain. But Elder Beilman and I have been having a LOT of fun lately fooling around as we walk to appointments. We're very professional when other people are watching, of course. Only the best for the Lord. But I am also convinced that God has a sense of humor :)

Even in neon the Book of Mormon is True!
(I found the neon setting on my camera this week)
Another amazingly long day of walking was Saturday. We took a bus out to Gram Pani, which is an area about 6 miles from town. After visiting some members out there, we had planned to take a bus back, but that wasn't for another 3 hours. So the member we were meeting with told us the directions to get to the Vatukoula area, the area we were headed to next. We had no idea we could do that - and found out quickly that her directions were terrible. All the left turns were right turns, and it required cutting through fields of Sugar Cane and across people's lawns. Boy - that was an adventure! It took us only about an hour and a half, but it felt like all day. That was a great day.

We have a baptismal date set for one of our investigators! He's been waiting for 6 months to get baptized, and finally, the only thing holding him back is gone! I'm so excited for George! And he is too!

The Gospel is TRUE! And this is the best work I could be doing right now! I love it!

Elda Barnaby
I really love the skies here in Fiji :)

The weird parts of this week: Ninjas, our neighbor's niece, orange flavored soda that tasted like lime, frogs, and much more.

Dinner!  Yum! Yum!

This is a picture of the Tora's - the Bishop and his family here in Tavua!

This is Pio. He's the man sara ga. He's half Fijian half Tongan. He's hilarious

Lots of "werewere" work that day! To "werewere"
 is basically to trim plants, mainly grass, with a sele.

Lesson with a convert (middle) and two of her friends who
may be interested in the church. They were all way cool.

This will be fully explained next week.
Stay Tuned!!

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