Personal fav. Walking through a kassava patch.
panoramic one. No views like this in Suva.
I know how to make babakau (pronounced bum-ba-cow), a Fijian yummy. Among other things.
The one waterfall in Lautoka. Pretty pathetic compared to other ones in Fiji, but still. Exciting for a palagi from the koro levu of Suva.
Kai colo saraga. I was so excited.First time I have seen root beer since America became a thing of the past. In my prayers that night, I remembered to thank God for sending me A&W root beer, courtesy of our FABULOUS ward mission leader who is a great friend, Brother Reddy. It took me three days to drink it. When I opened it, I just smelled it for awhile.
At a ward activity. I am always the minority, it is way fun.
This is Peni from Taveuni. He was baptized in October, one of Sister Aoina and Sister Trammell's converts. He hates Lautoka because Taveuni is the most awesome and beautiful place in Fiji; I don't blame him. He came to Lautoka for the holiday, ended up staying two months because he couldn't find a return boat ride. He hated it. So we took him with us a lot to give him something to do. He was very helpful. Love that kid. Now he is preparing for a mission.
HELLO Sorry this won't be as long as we all would like, I spent all this time sending pix. Thanks for the camera cord, by the way!!! :))))This week was great. We were a bit stressed because we were trying to get a fireside organized. We planned to do a workshop sort of thing, involving the members. Only about 20 people showed up, though none of the people that were supposed to help us with the workshop. So we had to improvise at the last second. "Ok, Elder Heninger will be the keynote speaker. You got something prepared? Brother Dau will share his experience, Sister Wright will expound a scripture story, Sister Eneri will share her experience, and Brother Reddy will conduct. Go team! Fireside on three, one two three Fireside!" Haha that's actually exactly how it went down. That's ok! Sister Eneri spoke, which was huge for her. It is amazing to watch how her confidence improves every day. I love her and am so grateful for the opportunity to train her. But anyway, the fireside happened, thanks to the combined efforts of us, the elders, and our fantastic ward mission leader, Brother Reddy. He is so great, and we are so thankful for him. The results of the fireside may not have been what we wanted: which was a renewed missionary vigor on the part of the members. However, the bishop told us that it was the first of many. Things can only go up from here.