Okay this week has literally been soo crazy!
Tuesday we got to go to the island of Rumung which is a red zone so no missionaries have ever been there before. We took an awesome boat ride out that took about 20 mins and then walked around for like an hour. It was actually super lame but the boat ride was awesome! Here are some pics!
Sister Calder got transfered to Guam to be an STL. I cried. Multiple times. I am really sad! Drum roll please.. my new companion is SISTER BRADFORD! My companion from the MTC… super weird because they usually don’t do that but she is coming to Yap with me tomorrow! She is learning the outer island language (I am soo jealous!) and I am staying Yapese. Someday there will be two sister companionships on Yap someday.
Well I am in Guam and I am exhausted. I didn’t get any sleep Saturday
night and then sat through an 8 hour meeting on Sunday
I SAW SISTER NEDDLETON ON SUNDAY IN GUAM!! So fun to see someone from Bend!
Sorry, there are a ton on missionaries waiting to email here in Guam.
Love and miss you all!
Happy Birthday to Michelle and Grandma!
Happy Superbowl weekend!
Bye Sister Calder 😦
Family. Super sorry but I don’t have a lot of time this week because I had so much fun reading all the personal emails.
Okay this week wasn’t too interesting we just did our thing. But just so you all know I am already over that dumb AC. I’m enjoying the all year around summer. Another thing, since there haven’t been any typhoons this year it has been really dry and there were two decently big fires on the island this week but none in my area. Elder Taylor (British) and Elder Zonts (from Idaho cousins with the Mckenzie family) got to put out one of the fires before it hit a village they were teaching in. They put it out before the fire department got to them, pretty cool!
President is on island so we had our training today. It was all about putting repentance into every single lesson that we teach. And we get to go to an island named Rumung tomorrow! It is super cool because no other LDS missionaries have EVER been to this island. It has never been allowed. So I am really excited to tell you about that next week.
Next week when I email it will be from Guam. So I will be traveling this weekend. Border hopping! And transfers are this week also. Nothing to worry about I think everything will still remain the same. I’ll let you know next week though.
Alright well I love and miss you all!
1.Our bedroom. Sister Calder stacked ALL of the extra mattresses in our house under her bed so now she is truly a princess! But it’s alright because I still have the big bed!
2. Found another Japanese cannon. We parked right by it like over 20 times but the bush is so think we didn’t see it until they took all the bush down
The first story I want to tell this week ends with me laying on the ground laughing. Since Sister Calder is the driver I have to back her every time she is in reverse. This week I was standing next to a coconut tree so that she wouldn’t hit it and when she got kind of close I knocked on the trunk but she couldn’t hear it so she kept going (slowly) and I tried to step back but tripped on the coconut tree and then the car bummed me and I fell on the ground! Luckily she stopped and pulled forward so I didn’t die but it was pretty dang funny! #yapisdangerous
Other news for the week: I got an AC in “my” room this week so I turned it on to see how cold I could make my room and when I came home my coconut oil was frozen and I thought I was going to die. So now I just wear a sweater every time I go in there. It’s pretty awesome!
President Zarbock is coming this week (Saturday night). So next week I will email a day late, I think. But it should be good we are going to have him at church and then the next day we get a long training. We heard some rumors that he might be telling us something exciting but I won’t get my hopes up in case everything stays the same.
This week I have been working really hard on passing things off for my language mastery. My goal is to have it completely done by February 12. It is starting to click a lot more and I can form most sentences. Although this week I accidentally told our member present I wanted her boyfriend instead of saying that I want her as a friend. “Gu ba adag fager rom!” My bad! Don’t worry, my heart is locked.
Hilary didn’t come to church yesterday so we have to move his baptismal date..again. BUT this week he said the funniest thing. He was talking about how his mom really doesn’t want him to get baptized because he already got baptized Catholic so he doesn’t need to. His response: “I’m not Catholic! I never even chose to be Catholic! I don’t even remember getting baptized!!” <— Every missionaries dream. He will get baptized we just need to reteach the importance of keeping the Sabbath Day Holy again.
This week we got to teach a nice bunch of shirtless ladies and half of them didn’t even speak English or Yapese! (They are from an outer island.) But it was good and I hope that even though they couldn’t understand perfectly they felt the spirit.
Well I hope all is well at home. Remember to enjoy the moment. There is a lot to think about and a lot to do but don’t forget about your blessings today. Remember to pray and when times get tough thank Heavenly Father for everything he has given you and you will have more patience for the other things you want.
Love you all a lot!