Monday, 30 January 2017

Hard work and a little adventure

Dearest friends and family,

For Mom and Dad) For the package, just include like 3 pairs of ankle socks for P-day, all my old socks are literally destroyed. other than that, I think I’m good for stuff. Thanks for the watch. (sorry I broke my other one!)

For the new missionary schedule, we have actually been testing it out for a couple weeks now. We now wake up at 6 a.m. and Plan in the morning instead of in the evening. We do Personal Study at 8 a.m. and now we have the option to do companionship study for 30 minutes at 9 o’clock or to push it to later in the day if it works better. And we have to be home at 8:30 p.m. in the evening rather than 9. It is really nice, but the members aren’t used to it yet, so at faatamaaraas (meals with Church members).  It is weird for them to have us leave at 8:30---they are so used to the 9 oclock rule. We have heard that maybe our mission will push the schedule up to a 5:30 a.m. wake up, but I think that would make faatamaaraas too complicated, because the members like to eat really late sometimes.
Milk is "U" but sometimes people say "iu" but in the bible and in the dictionary is is just "u". It is very very similar to Tongan. (Mom asked)
This week I got to do a really good split with Elder Dalton in Faanui ward, you guys might remember hearing something about Elder Dalton, because one of his friends served in Calgary and has been to our house. He has been on his mission just a little bit longer than I have so it was really nice work with an experienced missionary. We ended up absolutely killing it. We got in like 2 bible bashes with people who where not expecting us to know the bible. It was overall a fun time.
I talked to our first counselor in our Ward who is a champion Vaa racer (racing outriggers). He has done the Havaiki Nui over 10 times or something like that. He has done dragon racing in Korea and won. He has done kayak racing in Canada... so he knows his stuff when it comes to vaas. He says that maybe a better option for my weight and body type would be to buy a Hawaiian brand of vaa called "OC1" the only difference between an OC1 and a Tahitian vaa is the fact the Hawaiian style has a rudder in the back. where as the Tahitian ones do not have a rudder.  All in all I looked at the pictures of the va'as, and overall I think they look really stupid. I’d rather a fai than a weird looking thing that doesn’t hold true to the traditional style.
So yeah. that’s my life this week. I love you guys. This week was really good, we actually had a lot of success.
Love you guys!

Elder Goodwin

After Pearl Harbour, the Americans came to Bora. They set up huge anti-air cannons and built the first airport in French Polynesia at Bora. We visited one of the cannon sites today. 

Loving the grammar!

Thank yo


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