Monday, January 20, 2014

HEY EVERYONE!!!  So I'm told, my mom didn't post anything last week, so I guess I have some news for you. I got transferred.... AGAIN!!  I'm back on the main island again, in Samabula, now, just down the road from my first area.  My flat is just across from the  temple compound. and guess who always stays in that area......  the sister training leaders!!  Yup, youre talkin to the new "Lieutenant Sister" (a mix between a Zone Leader and the Assistant to the President) of the Fiji Suva mission.  Which pretty much means I'll be going on exchanges with the other sisters and having meetings with president and other such stuff.  Crazy as usual. and what a time to be transferred!!  We just had 8 sisters, 2 elders and 2 senior couples leave with a new intake of greenies to take care of, so the office is in an uproar!  We've had people in and out of our flat all week, driving to the airport, and our water was out so we've been running to the Tamavua flat to shower everyday lol!  Let me tell you getting 8 sisters organized with one shower in the morning is not fun.  But, now everyone else is in their own areas, the other sisters have finished and gone back home, so now its just us. thank goodness!!
I actually have two companions now!  Me and sister Alagaelua (Samoan from Australia)  are the sister training leaders. normally it would be just us two, but we just got a new intake and we don't have enough sisters to train the new ones, so sister A is training a greenie.  It's kinda weird trying to mix the two jobs.  Her trainee is Sister Ratu from Fiji.  She's supposed to be serving in Vanuatu but is having visa problems so her whole intake got stuck here.

Leaving Labasa and sister chong was hard.  I felt like I just got there, (which I did) and we had the best week ever, (we broke the previous record for lessons taught in one week) then I got moved. Everyone was way surprised to hear that I was leaving.  All I heard was "What?! You just got here!" all day Sunday.   I got a good send off though.  The day before my flight we drove down to Savusavu for a zone meeting.  Let me tell you, that is a gorgeous drive!!  I'll send pictures next week.  It was your typical  roadtrip complete with singing in the car, awkward pictures of us scrunched up in the back seat, junk food, and Elder Hyde shaving in the car hahhaha.  Good times.  The best part was seeing Elder Tepetanga from my intake. it was the first time I had seen him since we got to Fiji, and we had alot to catch up on. 
More news: A new Mission President was called to the Suva Fiji Mission.  Lamar and Lynette Layton from Draper Utah.  (Its a small world!)  They won't be here until July though, so I'll only work under them for a few months before I leave (that sounds weird!). 

A funny story from last week, One night  we were leaving our ward mission leaders house  and there was a crazy party next door.  I flagged down a taxi and just as we were getting in two guys from the party yelled after us in Fijian to wait for them. they thought it was a return taxi (aka heading back to the base, so you pay per person and fit a ton of people in) so they hopped in with us and I got shoved in the back seat next to one of them. sooooo funny!!  They were just to the point of being tipsy, so they were asking us where we were from and why we're in Fiji, that kinda stuff   We decided to have a little fun with them so while they were speaking english to us we kept replying in fijian.  They were pretty confused when they heard a white girl speaking Fijian  hahahah!  It turns out one of them is an in active member (hmmmmmmm)!  And he said he would come to church on Sunday. We couldn't stop laughing after we dropped them off.
Well thats it for today,  Ill have a bunch of pictures and some more crazy stories next week.
Love you all!!!
Sister Pyne

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