Monday, April 24, 2017

Week 1 Dumbéa Nord

This week I learned that White washes are kinda hard!! Especially because I am the senior companion this time round. Last Thursday I woke up and it all kinda hit me all at once. I had to lead a new area that I know nothing about with the little French I know. The funny thing was Elder Bybee, the last Elder in the area who got transferred to Vanuatu took our phone!! We eventually got it back but we couldn't call anyone for the first half of the day and we really couldn't do much! Also Elder Nulak apparently kinda of died during the night. He had all these pains in his gut that basically incapacitated him. Lets just say we didn't get off to a very good start haha.

Friday we did a big service project for a member in our ward with two other Tahitian Elders, Ly and Tao. We also met with some members in our area to help learn our area and such.

Saturday we went to an 8 years old baptism in our ward. It was really helpful actually. We got to meet lots more people in the ward.

Sunday we bore our testimonies and introduced ourselves to the whole ward. We also did a little exploring to continue to learn our huge area. There is this one neighborhood that goes straight up a mountain... it's kinda crazy. It's pretty hard to contact here in Dumbéa actually because literally every single house has a big fence and a gate around it. We have to yell to get people out of their houses which kinda comes off a little aggressive haha.

Monday I got to do my first baptismal interview which was a little scary but it actually went well! The guy I interviewed, Ivon, only had one eye which was kinda cool haha. We had to drive up to Tontuta to do it which is about 30 minutes north of Dumbéa. Driving here is a little sketchy. A lot of the drivers here are insane. We've had a few close calls.

Tuesday we had a zone meeting up in Tontuta again. That's about all that happened though because our lessons fell through. We had yet to have a lesson here! Every lesson fell through this first week. Its a little frustrating but were gonna change that!

That's its for this week!

Avec amour,
-Elder Burbank

Pics: Sun in my eyes, Cool views 

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