There was a baptism in the iar (lagoon) on Saturday. The weather was really nice. I'll upload a photo from it.
There are bugs everywhere. I always have little bugs and ants crawling on me. We try to keep most everything in the fridge to keep the bugs out, but even then, it doesn't always work. For example:
Me: "Sister Ieie, there are bugs in our sugar!!"
Ieie: "No, there aren't bugs. Those are ants."
Me: "Fine, then there are ants in the sugar!"
Ieie: "It's okay, they're dead"
There are even ants in the unopened bags of sugar. I've gotten over it. I just don't like the cockroaches. We have some insect spray we're supposed to dilute and spray in the house, but it doesn't seem to work all that well. The last sisters to live in the house are all from Kiribati, so they don't really care about the bugs. The biting ants are also fun and there are flies everywhere.
The big pacific forum started in Majuro on Saturday. All of the big cheeses from the pacific islands came out so everyone's been cleaning up the island. It looks pretty good right now. The people in Laura really care about keeping their yards clean. They mow the grass/weeds and burn their trash. We take our trash to a ditch that has some huge coconut branches/fronds covering it, and then someone burns the trash once a week or so. Sister Ieie and I went out Saturday morning to do service and we worked raking yards and weeding. I got a bunch of blisters from weeding and I'm trying to not let them pop so they don't get infected.
Sister Weir came out to Laura one afternoon this last week and went teaching with us. It was a really good day. Almost all of our investigators were there, which never happens, and they actually seem interested and asked questions. It was crazy. Sister Weir says she grew up near rock canyon elementary and she says she knows Mark and Anita. Her first name is Shelia and she said her maiden name is Hubbard...or something like that. She's turning 60 this week, if that helps.
Last P day we played basketball with the elders in our district at the Ajeltake church building. I think there were about 6 elders and then me and sister Ieie. It was nice to get to know some of the elders and hang out there. I want to play basketball again today, but we have the sisters' P day activity, so that's probably not going to happen.
A toilet seat and a clean toilet (sorry, no pictures! I'm sure you're happy about that)
a bottle of drano and bathroom sinks that drain
What do you do when there's a cockroach in the oven? Turn it on to 400. Although I have heard that someone once microwaved a cockroach on power level high and after 5 minutes the blasted thing walked out as if nothing had happened. Hopefully he didn't end up in the cookies I was baking. I made cocoa cookies for Bubu Jolet and some of our investigators, and they all liked them.
Okay, I think that's all for this week! I love you,