Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wood works?

I am guessing the expression was about bus crawling out of the wood works. Regardless, that is what has been happening as of lately. As for the work at this place, let us suffice to say, that we don't have enough time to see all our people each week....

We had my most productive week so far last week. It was not a lot, but it was met with purpose in through-out it all. 

In other news, we were walking back when a truck stopped to pick us up. He said that there was a snake right ahead of us. The Sea Krait. It was a very size-ly snake, that would probably be around the size of a bull-snake we would see back home. E. Kubera was very shocked of the occurrence, but I know these snakes to be non-aggressive. 

We were met with a drunk guy in the street trying to claim to be our ward-mission leader. Well first off we are a branch, and secondly, we don't even have a branch mission leader. We are in the process of getting people for callings. We don't have to many. That is the cycle. Sometimes I just wish I was at the start again, where we had built it all up so strong that it started to work on its own. I am not called to that work. I am called to build things from nothing.

Elder MacLeod

We had lunch with an investigator. It was a late celebration for E. Kubera's 19th birthday.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Classic Fiji

Right so this was for the most part an average week, It had its events, of which I will not share via email. Sorry to the lot of you, this is one that I hold to me, and share on occasion as fitting.

We started the week still on Viti Levu. It was fun to be with everyone. I received the May package with "Meet the Mormans" we are having a branch activity to watch it next Monday now. I took some videos of kids eating some warheads as well. Haha that is always great. The facial expression of the initial bitterness.

As for work, we are making it more meaningful. We have done much work, but it was not as effective as it could be. We are now doing more effective things, and putting only priorities on our very busy schedules. 

I like how busy we are really. Time flies normally when you are busy. E. Kubera is good about having always find new peeps. This is helpful, cause I am not so good on that sometimes. 

Elder MacLeod

Sitting with the Swan Family

Walking on the beach with E. Otene 

Let’s Start with a Story

Let me go ahead and start with the story. 
So it was a very dark morning as we rose at 3:00 am to catch our boat. We got on the boat, and arrived in Viti Levu at 6:30 am. We went with the Korovou Elders around to their appointments. We came across a place called Sotei/Naitokatoka. As we pondered on the slippery path we walked, we came across the bridge. Which was just a fallen palm tree. It was very muddy, and our shoes/feet were wet (my feet remained dry, cause I chose to where shoes). E. Danielson lead, followed by E. Kubera (my comp). As he nearly crossed he placed the bamboo to far down, and fell straight. Luckily he landed on his butt, but it looked like it may have hurt, I tried to video tape it, but my camera did not have battery to do so, so I got a pic instead. I was last to cross, and first back. No issues. Except my sulu broke during this journey. Easy fix, but I had to swap to another. Luckily another one awaited me at their truck.

We were not in Ovalau for a large chunk of the week. We had Zone Conference. I will have a picture of my zone below. It was about the Book of Mormon. Really expressing its importance. It is true though, to really know the truth of the message, you have to read the evidence we have. That is really the only tangible evidence the church has for proof of the troof! 

I hope you are all well. I have another zone meeting.

I will send general pics. I have no idea what we really did. It was fast though. I think it was a lot of travel.

Elder MacLeod
Palm Tree Bridge

Wandering in Lomalagi Lailai

Northern Zone Conference 2015

2 Weeks worth of roaming

Right. So I missed the previous email, because reasons! but I got one question only to ask EXPLOSIONS!!??

It is more a picture description thing every time, cause I can't remember what we did very well. I taught Seru (2year-old) how to sword fight a bit hahaha.

I skyped, and wandered the mean streets to share the gospel. We have been working hard. I get a new companion next week. That will be interesting. I will officially be planning everything.

We shall see if I can hold the fire of the area.

Anyways, I drew a map, guess what it is. Was I close? I test my memory often will trivial tasks. 

I took a pic in front of a wrap around sulu. I am looking older I think.

Elder MacLeod

Seru is Batman!


Building a home!

We brought the rest of our stuff to the new flat. That was tiring, but we could not stop there, we still needed to see the people. I am pretty sure my bags are over 50 lbs currently, which is alright. I will be leaving the unnecessary stuff before I leave. Like pillow and blankets. We have 2 baptisms coming up on the 17th. We will see how it all goes. We also went to the prison with pizza and ate with one of the prisoners. He will be released on Thursday. He is way cool! The last missionary he remembers was Elder Pence over a year ago.

We walked a lot that day. We sat down with many people though. Best is we had a non-member with us the whole time while we were visiting. Talk about birds and a stone. 

I have been practicing my drawing. This is not an easy task, since I only took art in 7th grade. I compiled together what I remembered, and tried. I will send my best result. I drew this guy on a bench, but it was not top quality. This one was way better!

Sorry it is not that funny this week. We have our little funny things, but they would not make sense to you guys anymore. Fiji humor is way different from humor back home. Just the things people do as normal is funny to us back home. I say things ,like oi, and sa now. I feel sort of fob, but when I speak, I don't have an accent, just I say funny things that are normal here. 

Like on the phone, when I ask for someone tis is what you say, O (insert name). Then they will tell you if they are there or not. I am pretty sure in the states we would confuse that with someone mistaking us for someone else. 

Elder MacLeod

  Looking Down to Levuka