Friday, December 20, 2013
Another day at the office working on the training. There are so many details to take care off and so many things to arrange. We are still trying to find benches that will be the right height and some kind of foot blocks that will work. Everyday we get more emails with new instructions of things that have to be done before they arrive. I could go CRAZY!!! I hate this last minute stuff. I wanted all of this done a long time ago.
This evening the Breit’s arrived. They are the couple that will replace the Beans. We went out to the airport to greet them. Elder Breit got off of the plane ahead of her and walked into the airport. She was the last person off the plane and she looked tough. She walked with her head down and her hand over her eyes. It took a long time for them to get through customs and when she came out, she was in a wheelchair. I walked over to talk to her and she was trembling. I put my arm around her and tried to find out what was wrong. She said that she didn’t feel well, but as time went on, it looked like she was having a panic attack. She has been emailing the Beans and she was not happy about coming to Tonga. They were called to serve in New Zealand and she had no desire to visit, let alone live in a 3rd world country. She had really worked herself into a state of fear and it took us a while to help her calm down. By the time we left the airport she was doing a little better. The Beans had them over for dinner and they said that by the time dinner was over she was feeling much better. Hopefully she will adjust and be able to enjoy her time here.
We are really going to miss the Beans!!!!!!!