Monday, July 25, 2016

Another Week

Well, this week has been pretty slow, as far as missionary work goes.  Everyone has been preparing for the celebration at the end of this week, and no one has been home.  We still taught 8 lessons and have 2 new investigators.

On another note, there's two more Elders on Malekula now.  It's only until Thursday, then they go to Santo.  They used to be on Ambae, but the island ran out of water again, and president closed down the area.  I doubt he'll try and open it any time soon, after this.

There was a public holiday yesterday, and everything was closed, so we couldn't email until today.

Anyway, that's about all for this week.

Elder Van Wagenen

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Malekula Bakegen

I'm still chilling in Malekula.  This week has been pretty slow again.  The trip to Santo threw off all our momentum here, and we've spent the whole week trying to get it back.  Out of the 32 lessons we tried to teach we only got 9.  But anyway, Vanuatu's Independence Day is coming up and everyone is busy getting ready for it in two weeks.  We probably won't get much done for the next month.

Some of the members decided to 'turn our hair', and we decided to let them.  Well, that's about all for this last week, altough we found some old baptismal records that are unrecorded that we're taking care of.  That's what happens when there's area that have been closed for almost a year that are included in my area.  That's about it though.

Elder Van Wagenen

Monday, July 11, 2016

Another Week

Hey, we went to Santo again last week.  We left on Wednesday and came back Sunday, and the training we went to was only one day.  We were stuck in Santo for the whole week because that was the only time flights went to and from Malekula.  Half the week we followed the zone leaders, and the other half we stayed in a missionary house in a closed area, so there was no work to do.  It was pretty boring.  We didn't get any teaching done in our own area, because we had no appointments set, because we've been gone.  I didn't get a chance to email yesterday, because the internet wasn't working.  it still isn't.  I'm in  a school emailing, and I can't send any pictures.  and it's a lot cheaper to come here, so we may just choose the school more often.

Elder Van Wagenen

Sunday, July 3, 2016


We had a successful yet exhausting week.  We got a lot of work done, taught a bunch of lessons, and we went to another small island, Uripiv.  Uripiv doesn't have anyone that we think can actually progress, so I don't think we'll be going back very often, but it was a very cool experience just the same.  We mostly worked in Wala this week, but we've done a lot of lessons, and we did get a new investigator in one of our other areas.

We've got a special training in Santo this week, so we're leaving Wednesday morning to go to Santo, and we'll come back on Sunday. The whole week will be spent in Santo in meetings, I think, so this next week will be pretty boring.