Thursday, March 6, 2014

Another great week!!

Last weekend, the Senior Couples were able to take a quick trip to Marshall.  On our way, we attended a couple of well dedications with our Humanitarian missionaries - Elder and Sister Miles.

This cute little boy is already learning how to help get water from the well and carry back to his house.  His little bowl started out full of water but after a few steps he was pretty wet.  We tried and tried but couldn't get him to smile.  He took his job very seriously.  

Elder Berrett made a new friend.  This little guy came up and stood right next to him.  So many of the children are shy or afraid of us, but he was not.  He wouldn't leave Elder Berrett's side.

After the dedications, some of the villagers took us for a ride in this blue boat to see Monkey Island.  I was so nervous.  The boat would tip to the right, then to the left.  I was sure we were 'going in'.

I was grateful when we reached the island and I saw how big these monkeys (Chimpanzees) were, to learn that we would NOT be getting off the boat.  Instead we sat in the boat and watched.  The monkeys were afraid of the water so they stayed on the island.  We threw them cookies to eat.  One monkey went and got a stick to try and retrieve a cookie that had landed out in the water.  Pretty smart!

After our Island adventure, we all went to the Libassa Ecolodge for over night.  We each had  our own little Palaver Huts to stay in.  

All the furniture was made of bamboo.  Even the water spout in the bathroom was bamboo.  Felt kind of like Swiss Family Robinson.

Here I am enjoying the beautiful private beach of the lodge.  I was thinking about asking if I could serve a beach mission.

We had a wonderful time being together.
Elder and Sister Miles, The other Elder and Sister Miles (the 2 Elder Miles are brothers), President and Sister Kirkham, Elder and Sister Berrett, Ryan and Shannon Busby, Elder and Sister Hezseltine. 

This week we attended Caldwell's District Meeting.  We were well taught and glad we had attended.
Elders Falemai, Orton, Godi, Gunnell

On Wednesday night we teach an Eternal Marriage Class at the Paynesville Chapel.  This is the Paynesville Zone who were at the church teaching lessons, doing interviews, and holding a Book of Mormon Class.
L to R - Elders Jemba, Khasiahi, Gharbin, Tolar, Jensen, Pearmain, Pishl, Price


  1. Another amazing post by my amazing mother! We loved seeing the little boy standing by dad, why don't you bring him home with you :) I am glad you got a little getaway, it looks like a pretty cool place. The boys loved seeing the monkeys, that's so cool, maybe you could bring one of those home also :) haha. We love seeing all the pictures and reading about everything you are doing. We love you so much.

  2. Great photos! Monkey Island looks like a cool place.

  3. What an amazing experience! It's so fun to live vicariously through you! Keep up the good work, we love you!!

  4. One of my favorite posts yet! Are you SURE you can't bring one if those little boys home to me? What a great adventure you had (the boat! The monkeys! Unreal!).