Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 7th

Church attendance was down again today. Tonga High School had a big multi class reunion and a lot of our members were fixing food for the huge feast today. So much for not working on Sunday! They think if they do it at home it doesn’t count as work. This should be the last of the big events for awhile. I’m glad, these poor people are stressed to the max! They can’t afford all of this. Plus, air plane tickets have gone sky high these last two weeks, so their relatives need help getting here and then getting home. Funny, when we can’t afford to go somewhere --- we don’t go!! Not in Tonga, it is expected and you had better come prepared to donate a lot of money to the churches of Tonga when you get here.

Our Sunday School class was great. We had a few missing, but we still had a great discussion about Temple Ordinances and Covenants. Next week we will be talking about Family History and Genealogy, my favorite topics!!

On the way home from church we stopped by the house that is next to the Mission Office to make sure that it had been cleaned. There is a new mission couple coming tomorrow. IT HAD NOT BEEN CLEANED!! They will be here at 11:00 in the morning so we started calling people to make sure that is taken care of first thing in the morning.

Today was Fast Sunday, so when we got home I put a meatloaf in the oven with some potatoes. That is a real treat because you can’t get onion soup here but I brought a few packets with me. We really enjoyed that meal!

The rest of the day was spent reading and catching up on the journals. The Szokas stopped by for a visit, which we really enjoyed. We are surely going to miss them when they leave for home next week!