Friday, December 20, 2013


We went to the fair this morning and were pleasantly surprised. The ship has come in and there were a lot of new things at the fair. We were able to get jam, rice and lotion that we haven’t seen in a long time. Alan also picked up a couple of books to read. Hopefully someday soon he will have time to do that.

We went to the airport a little early so that we could stop by Lavengatonga and check out the new sign and see if the water is hooked up yet. Oh Mercy!!! They spelled the name of the church and the name of the village wrong on the sign! And these people are Tongan. The water isn’t hooked up yet, so that will give us time to get the sign fixed before the closing ceremony.

We picked up the Schnebley’s and Blake Powell at the airport and took them to their hotel, The Friendly Islander. It is only a couple of blocks from our office so it is really convenient. They seem like very nice people and they are very generous. They asked if they could bring us anything and I said, “chocolate chips and walnuts.” They brought the huge bags from Cosco! She also found some word puzzle books at the dollar store that I wanted to give to Ana for Christmas. I am really excited about that. We just dropped them off and let them rest. That flight is a killer!! They will come to our house for dinner tomorrow.