Friday, December 20, 2013


The Ha’utu water contract has been approved by the attorney in New Zealand. We made copies of it today and had it signed. That is a relief. The engine and the pump have already been ordered, so we had to make sure that the contract got approved and signed. We kind of did that a little backwards but oh well, hopefully what the Area Office doesn’t know won’t hurt them.

We are still trying to get everything ready for next week. We found out today that the wheelchairs will be delivered tomorrow -- Thanksgiving Day! It isn’t a holiday in Tonga. We will unload them on Friday. We will get some missionaries to help us.

Sam, of Sam’s Workshop, called to tell us that the Lavengatonga project is done. He has completed his work and the sign is up. Now all that needs to be done is for the village to hook the water to the new system and we can have the closing ceremony. He told us that he was a little disappointed that more of the villagers didn’t come out to see the work being completed. Only the town officer and the water master came. I guess usually the village people come to see what is happening. But that didn’t happen this time.

We came home at noon. I had to start working on dinner for tomorrow. I have been drying bread for two days for the dressing, but there is so much humidity that I can’t get it like I want it. I am also making the pumpkin dessert and I wanted to get that made tonight. Sister Edwards, who has only been here for 2 days, came and said that she wanted to contribute. She will make a tropical cake. That will be great. I really like the Edwards already. They will be very supportive of all we do and they are fun people . Another great couple! We have been so blessed.