Greetings!It's been a fun week. It started out last Tuesday with the second part of the Relief Society birthday celebration. The beat (or "biit"...I'm not sure how it's spelled) was lots of fun. The evening started out as a "get to know you night" which was great for me because everyone wore nametags. I got to learn some people's names I hadn't caught before. Then each of the branches performed their dance and people talked and then finally we got to eat cake. I think it was a 3.5 hour long RS activity. Holy cow. I was trying to translate for Sister Becker most of the time. I'm so bad at translating. I can understand what is being said, but then while I switch it into English word order in my head I miss what is being said. Every Sunday I make the elders translate for the Beckers. It's so hard! I'll try to attach some photos from the activity.
Oh, and you know those small, curved combs that women used to use in the 90s or 80s? The ones that you can comb your hair with and then leave it in your hair? All of the women use them. They also have big, fancy carved combs that they stick in their hair for Sundays.
I'm trying to think what else happened this week. One of our RM friends fought a drunk guy for us. He got a nice swollen eye. We're starting to teach the Beckers a little Marshallese because they want to learn and they're going to be here for a while. We're going to go play Ticket to Ride with them this afternoon for P day! Dr. Skinner, an LDS doctor on Kwaj, came over yesterday to talk to us missionaries about staying healthy and he also brought Subway over for us, which was really nice.
Tootles. Love you,
Sister Ellen Butler