First grandchild of President and Sister Anderson! Mama is Donnalynn..
Monday, May 26, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Here are just some photos of our stay on Gaua last week.
Branch President and District President...:):)
Walking to Presidents house and the church
Visiting the Relief Society President... She was roasting corn on the fire to sell
This young Brother from the Branch took,us to the house he is building..
Weaving the roof
The left side of this building is the island's Bank and the right side is the Store!
Walking with the pikininis to school
Presidents family house, kitchen building, etc.
Roasting peanuts to sell and washing clothes is the activity of the morning. They ran out of line space, so they are just spread,out,on the ground.
On the way back home we stopped at 3 other islands. Torres, Malta Lave and Sola.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Elder Williams has been working on the water project for Gaua for several months. He would draw plans and change them and awake in the night and change them...etc. He built a filtration system that is one of a kind and created the filter part on our deck.
He sent the plans and some materials on a small boat to the island and then went himself to show them how it needed to be done.
We stayed four days and 3 nights. We met the Branch Presidents family and I gave them a pizza I had made and carried on the plane. They call it American laplap. President Jansing wanted them to taste it as I had him to dinner twice and had made it for him and he loved it!
The ladies taught me how to weave banana leaves for decoration for the ceremony.
After inspecting and doing a few final changes we headed for the guesthouse and it started to rain.
We had dinner....and it rained and rained and the wind blew and blew....
They made us feel very special. President Mahit spoke and Elder Williams spoke about the Woman at the well. wonderful!
Elder williams then cut the string cut and opened the way to the water tank and turned it on.
Immediately Dancers came from no where and the music began!