Our wonderful friends insisted in making dinner for us the night before we left. Our friends from Orem Utah (who we never knew before our mission. And new couple from Washington State. Sister Chyenoweth lived in Japan for 5 years so knows how to cook. Served on rice and yummy!Off to Tanna in a 16 seater! Reminded me of the Scare West days. Sister Merrie Nalawas, a RM from New York City that we hired to go home to her home villages and teach sanitation and hygiene. We were so happy to have her and it helped her pay for books for school. We love her!The missionaries Elder Liloux (New Caledonia) and Elder Gittens (Ogden, Utah met us and took us to the villages where we needed meetings. We all had a wonderful lunch at the Evergreen Resort and then breakfast the next Morning. I think they ate about 2 loaves of bread (homemade) with jam and an omlet. One egg is 70 cents. Our breakfast cost $40.00This is an areal view from the plane of the resort. The room was cleaner than the one we stayed in before in Tanna and there was electricity. Much better experience this time! You can see the groupings. Children with Elder Gittens. The men and then further away the women.This is why we are here. How would you like to drink out of those rusty barrels. the branch President is on the left. He is a tall, gentle man.Notice the platform in the foreground. It was deteriorating. The built a new on in the back out of a native redwood posts. They gave up waiting for someone to come. It was one of the projects we were supposed to fund.
I will follow with Part B Tanna Trip. I have more pictures but can’t find them and am afraid I could lose this page. To be continued……Love from E/S Hinton