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Monday, March 10, 2014

Week 4 in New Caledonia

If you didn't read last week's post, you need to in order to understand the beginning of this one.

So this week was kind of crazy! I`ll start with how we got back home.

So when we left, the zone leaders still hadn`t called back, so we were obligated to attempt to walk home, and ended up super-lost, because we have a REALLY good sense of direction. Just as Soeur Raney finished praying we would find our way, the B. family pulled up in their van and asked us if they could help! It was seriously an answer to our prayer, especially when we learned we`d been walking in the wrong direction for 45 minutes!

So we didn`t have any money to get food after the machine ate our card, so we`ve learned how to be really creative this week. We would have been fed more by the ward, but there are 5 sets of missionaries in our ward, and only two active families in our whole area, so we made it work. We`re also working on perfecting the "hey look we`re starving sister missionaries, feed us" look to give to people so that they`ll bring us food ;)

So we took a dinner hour the other day and played frisbee, and ended up meeting all the neighborhood kids, including two investigators from whom we hadn`t had the chance to meet yet because their lessons keep falling through. It was an awesome evening!

So we walk a lot, and the terrain in our area is pretty rocky, and so Soeur Raney and I have both managed to put holes in one pair of shoes already. Go us?

Well that`s all I`ve got for you for this week! I love you!

P.S. Shoutout to Austin Gale for getting his mission call to Chile! You rockl!

A few pictures Jordan shared with us this week:

A picture of Jordan and Sister Raney at their apartment.  They were scheduled to teach an English class; but nobody showed up so they let the Tahitians teach the Americans. We played pictionary, but the Tahitians were making up the words, and decided that pokemon and characters and movie titles were the way to go. 

Jordan is sporting one of their neighbor's hats.  

Week 3

Hello all!

So this week has gone by really fast, I`m not even sure what all happened!

So we have a ton of lessons pretty much every day. Soeur Raney says that this is the most lessons in a week she`s had the year she`s been in NC. So it`s been busy and great! It tends to either be bright and sunny all day, or raining on and off all day, mixed with bright and sunny. Like changing as often as every 10 minutes. It just happens to turn to torrential downpour when we walk outside most of the time on those days. It`s still always warm though, so we don`t mind :)

Okay, so we have a ton of new investigators this week! We still have our neighbor and his family, who we gave our last BoM to. Yeah, the LAST one in our whole apartment. The order didn`t come through, so our mission is currently out of French copies, so it was a big deal to give that one away. We prayed about it for almost a week first to know who to give it to, and he`s been reading it almost every day, and it`s been super awesome! We`ve been doing english lessons for him and his brother too, and now when we walk through the parking lot of our building, one of them will yell out the window (with heavy accents) "good afternoon! How are you?" and when we respond, they laugh and go back inside because they don`t understand what we`re saying. It`s pretty entertaining.

About an hour and a half, we managed to get our bank card stuck in the ATM. Luckily the internet guy is really nice and we`re Americans, which is super rare and cool here, so he`s letting us use the internet for free, but we`re waiting on the zone leaders or the senior missionaries to come save us so that we can go back home, since we don`t have any money for the bus and it`s a couple hours of a walk... not to mention we don`t really know how to get there. So that`s the exciting news for today!

I think that`s all I`ve got for this week! I love you all!!