Thursday, August 22, 2013

Saturday, August 10th

We were able to sleep until 7:00 this morning. I can’t believe that is sleeping in, but it is and it felt so good. We spent the morning doing laundry and cleaning the house. In the afternoon we bought the rest of the food we needed for the Forsyth kids, took it to their house and made sure everything is ready for them when they arrive tonight. They will be so tired, all they will want to do is go to bed!
Tonight was movie night. We watched McClintok with John Wayne. That’s a good one and we all enjoyed it. Tomorrow is Sister Bean’s birthday and Elder Johnson’s 70 birthday. Sister Johnson had a cake made for Elder Johnson, since it is a milestone birthday. After the movie we all had cake and ice cream. It was fun.

Elder and Sister Johnson went to Eua this last week to do some work at the school there. When they went to catch their flight home they found out it had been cancelled. The Bishop drove them to the warf to see if they could catch the boat back. Luckily they made it just in time. It is about a 2 hour trip and the sea was pretty rough. They didn’t get sick but they did have an interesting experience. About an hour into the trip, when they were right in the middle of one of the two deepest channels in the ocean, somehow a pig went over board. They stopped the boat to try to rescue it but nothing was working. Suddenly a man dove into the ocean! He just about made it to the pig when a huge wave crashed over them and took the pig way out to sea and the man gave up on it and tried to swim back to the boat. The sea was so rough he couldn’t make it. They started up the boat and went back for him. It took about 15 minutes to rescue him. Sister Johnson said how scary it was, Elder Johnson said, “Only in Tonga!!”