It's been a great week in Ebeye. I've been looking forward to checking my email all week so I can see pictures of baby William. He looks like a big, healthy baby. I can't decide if he looks more like Kate or Mike.
|Ellen on the boat to Carlos Island|
|A church on Carlos Island|
|In front of a WWII Japanese shipwreck|
|Two Samoans hamming it up|
|What are the white balls?|
We had a really good week with getting to know our investigators better. So many of them have been really quiet around us so we've been trying to get them to open up. We're teaching a group of 7 girls that all live in the same house. They're all from Wotje, which is an outer island. None of the outer islands have high schools, so when they all either come to Ebeye or Majuro to go to high school. They live in a house with some recent converts.
We got the YW in branch 3 to set up a family home evening last week and we had a house full of 18 girls. We had a lesson and played games, and then we all went out to get ice cream cones. The YW are so willing to help. It's been great.
|Dana and Ceroline|
|Getting ice cream after Family Home Evening|
We went to 6 hours of church on Sunday, which is tiring but nice because we get to sit and rest a bit. Two people had seizures during sacrament meeting on Sunday. It was crazy. One happened during a branch in the morning and someone stuffed a flip flop in the guy's mouth and then a whole bunch of men crowded around the guy and started rubbing out his muscles. They laid him on the chairs in the chapel and sacrament meeting kept going on. The guy either was passed out or asleep (I don't know much about seizures) for the rest of sacrament meeting. No one seemed too concerned though. All of the guys sitting around him seemed to know what to do. Another kid had a seizure before sacrament meeting of another ward. Crazy.
I got pizza this week from a member that works in Kwaj. We also got hamburgers from someone. They were mediocre but oh so good at the same time. I don't know where they came from (the elders said members gave them to them to give to us) but I don't mind. It wasn't rice and chicken, so I was happy.
It's not supposed to rain very often in Ebeye, but it's been raining a little at least every day this week. We've appreciated the water. It's been nice always having water. A dog followed us around one day to all of our lessons. He was so friendly and didn't want to leave. Everyone asked us who's dog he was, but we didn't know.
I'm trying to think of what else happened this week. We had 15 investigators come to church on Sunday, which was awesome. I bought a mumu this week. I finally found one I sort of like. The pattern isn't awful. I thought it was more blue in the store, but I think it looks grey now. and it doesn't have really puffy sleeves, so I'm excited.
Sister Ellen Butler