Our precious Elder and his companion Elder Francom. On our way to the boat.
Jake and Elder Francom eating Crab. We were served a delicious buffet - all you could eat. We didn't try the crab.
Jake invited us to their home evening which was really afternoon. It was the first they had done this in their new area they just opened it. It was suppose to start at 2:00 and there was hardly anyone there at 3. I was worried - they had planned on 40 people but it rained and when it rains everything stops. But the people did come and they had a wonderful time.
Jake had it wonderfully organized. They showed a DVD about Joseph Smith and the Restoration and missionary work. They talked in Cebauno so we mostly just loved the spirit of the occasion.
I love to hear Jake teach. He truly loves these people!!!!
After they hauled the wood down the mountain they had to drive a long ways 15 minutes or so to the place that they are working on and then unload the wood on the side of the road and carry it up a rocky, muddy trail to the other place. They have no equipment and they work so hard.
Jake invited us to their baptism in Carmen. An unforgettable experience for us. We loaded our truck with people and Jake and Elder Francom took the motor. It was way out on rocky bumpy roads. Unbelievable how far these people travel on bad conditions and they have no transportation.
This was the top - from here you go DOWN a very steep rocky, grassy trail to the water.
I am sitting by the Mother that was baptized. Norm is sitting by her little boy. Jake baptized both of them and Elder Francom baptized the girl. I think she was a cousin or something.
Jake has a stick and is trying to test how the deep the water is as he goes out. This was their second baptism here. The first time the water wasn't so deep and he could see the rocks better. He slipped a couple times and sometimes he went pretty deep.
To see that precious little boy out in that big water with Jake holding on and then to experience the Priesthood and the special baptism that took place in the beauty of the valley was inspiring.
They had such a devastating experience last year that they wanted to be prepared for this. There was much fasting and praying and truly the Lord blessed us. After it was all over we hardly even got any rain, no wind but our power was out for toooooo long. No power is no fan and that is BAD. It is also no water and of course no lights. One good thing was the weather was a little cooler and very overcast which helped out the no fan situation.
This picture is taken outside of our apartment by our gate.
These are rice fields. Truly a beautiful place. No wonder Jake loves this island. Not a bit like the city.