Late on Tuesday 6/27, we finally got Justin's travel plans for his return date!!! YAY!!! He leaves Apia, Samoa on Friday, August 11th (yes, 8/11) and flies into Honolulu after a five and a half hour flight August 10th. After a 7 hour layover there, he flies into San Francisco, and then onto John Wayne on August 11th... We are so excited and can't wait to see him!!!
About coming home, this is what he emailed, "Pretty crazy. I don't think it will register in my brain until I'm on the plane. So many times I've thought, oh, after this then it will feel close but it doesn't. Getting the flight plans makes it feel close. I don't know, it's just hard to believe it's all coming to an end. Really weird."
Leaving for Apia today for a zone leader meeting and we also get to go through the temple which I'm hyped for. I'm still a zl. I haven't gotten my travel plans yet but I should have them by now...we have a baptism this Saturday and three scheduled for next Saturday. It's still hot and rainy but the nights are really cold because it's the winter now over here.
As far as what we've been eating lately...Monday we had chicken and taro with coconut cream, yesterday we had a pig lu'au and taro, and then Sunday we had pisupo which is this beef stuff in a can which I really don't like. I can't really remember the rest but I'll try to write it down this week so I can tell you next week. We don't have time today though so I have to go! (the menu rundown is from a request from dad. He wanted to know what the meals are like.)
Hi, can't send photos today because I'm using the senior couple's mac and it's not working but we had a baptism this week that went well.
So, I'm getting transferred which is kind of a bummer...I'm going to Solosolo, Upolu. I'm sure going to miss Savaii!!! This week was good. We found a lot of new investigators that have potential to be getting baptized but it just stinks that I won't get to see them through their lessons. I'm going back to regular missionary life. Being a zone leader was really fun and I learned a lot in so many respects. But now I'm excited to have more time to work with investigators and help them progress towards baptism. It's been a very busy and rewarding time and I've grown so much in so many ways.
Crossing the river to get to the other side of the village in Sili.