Saet Siwi is a crazy place. I've only been there for three days. My flight to Tanna was on Thursday afternoon, and was in Saet Siwi that evening. We don't have any investigators right now, in what was one of the highest baptizing areas in the mission. Everyone we can find are longtime members and recent converts. We've taught five children between 8-10 years old who were all baptized two or three weeks ago. Walking in the area is crazy. There's some pictures of a mountain range behind the volcano that I'm sending. That's Saet Siwi. It's always raining there, and we sweep up huge piles of volcanic ash from our floor every morning and evening. It's also cold there. I wake up freezing every morning, and I'm loving the change. I started my mission near the end of summer, and haven't left it since, so the chill is feeling great.
My companion's name is Elda Rillang from the Marshall Islands. He's 22 and going home in December. I'll either be in Saet Siwi a really short time, or a really LONG time.
I won't be in Saet Siwi at all this week, because we're all going up to Vila for zone conference. We'll be coming back to Tanna next Sunday. That's kind of silly, because I was just there for an entire week waiting for my flight, but I like the civilzation. When I'm in Vila I can almost pretend I'm in a first world country. Haha.
Elder Van Wagenen