Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mount Korobaba

isa im so jealous that you all went to the beach this whole week!! i miss the beach so much!! that's the first thing imma do when i come home :) pretty sure you already knew that.

anyway....today i had a confirmation about something in my life.......i strongly dislike hiking!! we got a call last night that we were going hiking as a zone for our pday activity. little did i know that it was a hike that you literally go straight up the mountain. plus! it was raining and so it was way muddy and slippery. so what ended up happening was me slipping and landing flat on my back atleast 3 times throughout the hike. it hurt so bad! haha. but when we got to the top, the site was beautiful! it actually looked just like waikiki!! going down the mountain after the view is another story! i pretty much slid down the mud like a slide more than half way down. it was like the red dirt that just stains everything and plus it was like wet and so no matter what angle you stepped on it....down you go! lol but it was fun. i have no regrets doing it, but it is definitely a ONCE in a lifetime experience haha!! ill send you some pictures from it.

other than our adventure this morning, our week went pretty good. we are teaching a new family. there's the mom, dad, and eldest daughter, that's about 8, that we're teaching. and then they have 2 younger boys. but they are definitely an amazing family!! the father is so in tune with the Spirit, it's crazy! we met the mom and daughter first at church, one of our members brought them and they enjoyed it. the next week they came to church again and this time they brought the father and they all became very interested in the church. so we went over and visited them and my goodness they are ready for the Gospel. you can definitely see that the Lord has prepared the way for right now. everytime we have a lesson with them the father expresses how he feels and he knows that it's the Spirit testifying to him that what we're sharing is true. he doesn't speak and understand english very well and so we have a member translate for us, but when we are sharing a story or our testimonies he can feel that same Spirit and he knows how to recognize it. he's amazing!! we gave them a baptism date for 28 june. also, this last week they brought another neighbor of theirs over to our lesson that we watched the Joseph Smith movie. and she even came to our activity and church this past sunday.

on saturday we had a farewell for the Wakolo family (area of the seventy). they will be leaving this friday to go to arkansas where he will be a mission president. and so in their behalf the ward had a farewell party. there was good food and the program was that each auxiliary learned an "american dance." the primary did like a rainbow song, the young men did like break dancing to macklemore, the young women did the cha cha slide. the young single adults did GREASE!! we go together. then the relief society did a line dance to dont break my heart, my achy breaky heart. the elders quorom did YMCA and lastly the high priests did the bunny hop. so funny!! it was awesome performances!! everyone had fun and it was a good night for the Wakolo family before they leave.

as for you all at home. it sounds like life is going well. beach, beach, graduation, and more beach!! that's the life right there!! i can't believe that tori is getting married in one month. she's getting married on me and kaytie's year mark. well not exactly but same month. that's a way to remember it :) i got her wedding invitation and she looks amazing!! so cute. im happy and excited for her. im also very grateful that anna had the time to talk to trish. it probably helped a lot and i only wish i could've been there to talk to her as well and be there for her. but don't worry i will be there for her when i get back.

but life is good here in fiji nei. i love the people, the food,  the work, not really the mountains that i climbed today but i love being a missionary!! by the way there was a little transfer and so sis. crowell (from hauula) is in my zone, actually we go to district meeting together, and so im so excited for her to be here!! watch out 2 hawaiian girls!! hahahaha it's gonna be fun :) anyway...au lomani kemudou sara valevu!!

loloma levu,
sista chong

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