|Spaghetti Dinner with Elders|
It has been another week of hellos and good-byes. We added a much needed office worker, Sister Darla Anderson. This is her 2nd mission to Samoa. She just happens to be the sister of Elder McBride who is also in the office. It will be wonderful to have another set of hands to help stay on top of the endless tasks that need to be done.
We also welcomed Kent and Sandy Davis from Escondido, Calif. They are a volunteer Dentist couple who will be here 6 months. These volunteers pay all of their own expenses plus bring supplies. We have also had the Blacks and Bills on island this week, so it has been fun to meet new people. Elder Black is an attorney from the Pacific Office in Sydney. The Bill are from Sarotoga Springs, and are here to work at the Pesega school campus. As an added bonus the Jordans have been here visiting from American Samoa and the Callahans from Savaii. These two amazing couples are pretty isolated from the rest of the senior missionaries, but work hard at their assignments in Institute and at the Viola High School. It is always a treat to visit with them!
We always love having the missionaries over for dinner, and they always love spaghetti, which is good as it is something we can fill their hollow legs with, and not break the bank. Elder Brown, on the left, had never had spaghetti before. It is pretty funny to watch the Samoan elders, as they are not sure they want to try those strange, noodles. With a little coaxing they will take a little bit on their plate, but usually end up having a couple of big servings, after they realize it isn't so bad.