Monday, March 30, 2015

Parataito (Paradise) Bora Bora - week #24

Ia ora na!

Another week gone by... and just like that, it's already time for transfer calls. We received em last night, and.... I'll be dying here in Bora Bora! Elder Duncan and I have been companions for about 4 months now, definitely the longest companion that I've had my whole mission. He'll be transferred to Paea over on Tahiti; it's been super great to be with him and to train him, and he's taught me a lot! After another week with Elder Duncan, I'll be getting Elder Shwartz the week after conference. He started the same time as Elder Duncan, and he'll be my last companion. Weird to think I only have one transfer left. Doesn't really feel like I'll be leaving any time soon!

We had a decent week... a good amount of lessons cancelled, but of course great lessons with the usual progressing investigators to help you remember how awesome being a missionary is! We haven't felt a ton of overall progress in the ward this week, and it's frustrating. But we did our best to fix as many lessons as possible for next week and plan them super well, and we had a good personal meeting with bishop to talk a little about the ward, find solutions to problems and to offer our help in any means possible. It was nice to discuss with him, he's a great bishop and worthy of his calling. It's just a matter of all the ward members and the ward council being on the same page now!

Saturday we participated in a ward activity with the young single adults. For the activity we basically went around with a list of services and favors to render to random people in the neighborhoods of Bora Bora, like washing a car or sweeping the patio to telling a story to a child. It was way fun, and it picked up a few references for the elders as well. Were planning to do that again in our area next time, cuz it works! 

Last Monday we spent a day at the motu. So relaxing and a good way to appreciate where we serve, in spite of difficulties. Pictures down below.

I love you all, until next week!

Elder Ball
Marona's the guy drivin the boat. He's a stud, and his mustache affirms this fact. 

Look at the water!

Marona lives on this motu

Perfectly candid shot

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