This is the Church. They will have a new beautiful chapel this year. It started raining as we pulled up in the truck. It poured rain and we were here for 4 1/2 hours waiting for meetings to be done and the missionaries to return to pick us up. I have never seen so much rain. A video will be on our Facebook page as this blog will not support it.
Notice the dog under the chair of the 1st Counselor.
Relief Society Sisters. There were only 34 people that came that morning when they usually have 250 to 300 members attending.
So wet and then it got cold. the children were shivering
Sister missionaries are amazing. They walk many miles every day. the last time we were here they had taught 57 lessons in one week, and had 11 baptisms. This week 5 baptisms. They are angels!
If you look closely you will see the children in the back blowing bubbles. I had brought two large bottles of bubbles and it helped pass the time. Church was over and we were just waiting in the pouring rain.
Soaked to the skin.
As you could imagine. Cold rain I had to go pee. I took my leaf unbrella and went over behind a tree. The people were laughing at me but I have learned if you’ve got to go …..you’ve got to go! No that is not peep on my dress. There was a slit in the tarp and I didn’t see them lifting the tarp to get rid of the puddled water.
Leaving finally ! Children are so cheerful and always smile when you look at them!
Dad soaked to the skin. He helped bless the sacrament. He helped pass and he also gave a talk. It was about the fishes and the loaves. Also a story about how he knew Heavenly Father knew him. His experience when he lost his favorite knife when he was a little boy. I had grapes and cookies in our lunch bag and I kept thinking I didn’t have enough to share. Finally I kept getting prompted to give away the food. I gave all the children two each and then again 2 each then everyone else 2 each and then the kids again. I know there was not enough in that bag. Also the same thing happened with the cookies. A real faith promoting experience.
A scruffy Dad after 3 days in the BUSH!
Do you see what is on the cart to fly to Port Vila?