We finally got to unpack our suitcases after three weeks, and try to get settled in. Partridges were so awesome. They fixed dinner on Sunday while we tired to get used to our new surroundings. We attended church (on our 2nd Sunday of the week). The ward is great, and the people are so friendly. We were told they treated the missionaries really good, and that is no exaggeration. It felt kind of
|This is the front of the house. It is kind of "L" shaped.|
We have a beautiful yard. It is gated, and every night 2 different men from the village where we live take turns sitting in front of the gate from about 9:00 to 11:00. Some of them are not even members of the church, but missionaries are very honored here and so they do it to show respect. They even have different people assigned to empty our garbage can for us. We are really spoiled! We have a lemon tree, two banana trees and lots of flowers... Everything is so green. It only rained once the first week we were here. It was on the first day.
|This is the flower bed in the center of the front lawn|
Next posting will be about the island and the wonderful people and experiences we are having.
We have already been to several baptisms, shared family home evening with a family investigating the church (they are being baptized Sunday night), and have been called to teach the Temple Preparation Class in the ward. We will also share with you our day to day schedule...
|This is one of our banana trees. The bananas are so sweet! There will be ready to pick in a few weeks. They grow year round. So do the lemons...|
|This is looking at our back door. We have a shed for storage - it is the area behind the garbage can.|
|This is the other banana tree. Notice the pod growing at the bottom. That is how it starts out when a new bunch of bananas start to grow.|
|This is our backyard. The house behind is where the patriarch lives. They rent the bottom floor out... They have not air conditioning. The lemon tree is on the left...|