At the start of the week it was just normal. We just proselyted but didn't have much success. Everyone is still busy being gone or being with family for the New Years. We did however meet a man from a different village who was visiting Nasautoka. He is a preacher for the Assembly of God church. We started teaching him about the restoration and gave him a Book of Mormon. He went back home now but hopefully he read and prayed about it.
We have also been seeing this less active guy who is pretty old. We have just been going over to his house and sharing some small messages with him and he has been going to church ever since. It makes me so happy to see people's lives change when they add the gospel.
New Years Eve was crazy. Everyone in Fiji lights off fireworks and shoots bamboo canons. Everyone also just bangs on drums and throws water on each other. night I went to bad at like 10. I was way too tired to stay up. We got calls of a cyclone warning and they told us to have food and water in the flat (two things we didn't have). We then went to bed and the storm was getting pretty bad. We woke up and we had no power. Our neighbor's houses got pretty messed up. Our neighbor's entire roof flew off of their little tin house.
The cell towers were down so we didn't have service, we were very low on money and food, and we didn't know what to do. We got some of our stuff together and decided to take the bus ride down to Korovo town to get some groceries. We waited by the road for a long time until finally someone came up to us and told us that buses weren't running today because and area was flooded. So, we just hitch hiked with some random people headed to Korovou. They were nice people. We finally made it and go some groceries and were good. The cyclone missed Viti Levu and instead headed for the other Fiji islands the Lau group. Glad we didn't get destroyed.
Our power has still been out though and it has been so hot. It is so hot that sometimes it is hard to fall asleep. It is all good though. I am happy out here doing the Lord's work. Hopefully work will pick up once everyone goes back home for the holidays.
|Catching the mini bus.|
|This is some of the damage the bad weather did. Blew the roof off of our neighbors flat.|