Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bowling in New Caledonia

We had another crazy week this week! Last Wednesday we had a great lesson with a super long time investigator Fabianne. She will be getting baptized this Sunday right after we watch General Conference at the stake center! That also happens to be the very last day of the transfer. Its been a while here in Ducos so I might be getting transferred. No idea though. Ill let you all know next week! When we were walking back in the dark from her lesson that night a big black dog busted through a gate and ambushed Elder Conger. I've never heard him scream louder in the 4 months that I've known him haha. The dog ran right up to him but stopped right at the last moment. He lost his footing out of pure fear and basically fell on me. I could not stop laughing. I've noticed that the dogs never really attack but they will threaten. Also that night there was a huge car crash just below our apartment. Some drunk driver hit a street lamp and smashed it into pieces. I don't think he got that hurt but I'm honestly surprised this doesn't happen more often. It seems like everyone here is drunk all the time...

Last Thursday was a little rough. We had a whole day planned out with 6 solid lessons and every single one fell through!!! A little frustrating but the day turned out anyways. We had 2 unplanned lessons and found a new investigator! Also another random Italian guy stopped us on the street with his car asking us for an English class. Luckily we have one! At first I kid you not he told us his name was Pizza. Elder Conger and I were well confused. We later found out his name was Joseph though. :( No idea why he told us otherwise haha.

Last Saturday was the "Poisson d'avril" or april fools. We went contacting with a recently returned missionary who served in the States named Melem. Conversations with him are kinda funny. He likes to speak English so sometimes its just a mess of French and English between the 3 of us haha. Later in the evening we tried stopping by a less active member but turns out only her sister was there. We talked to her for a bit and she told us she was from "Canala" which turns out is a northern city on the island. We had no idea. The whole time we thought she was saying Canada so we were super lost. The language barrier is REAL sometimes! Once we cleared things up the 3 of us all got a good laugh out of it. 

Monday I lost my legs. The whole day was walking and contacting besides 1 lesson with Heirani! She hasn't been able to come to church as of recently so we had to move her baptismal date to April 29th but she is still solid. 

Running out of time so I got to go but we got to go bowling today for P-day!

Avec amour,

-Elder Burbank

My new companion below, Elder Nulak from Vanuatu

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