Kam ni bane Mauri au utu,
I naani Kukurei ibukin te tai aio I kona n internet. To leave your worries behind, I am alright and well here in....Butaritari. (Pronounced Pu-tah-ree-tah-ree) Sorry for the long pause but I couldn't just tell you right away. It's been a big change coming from the south islands to the north islands because the dialect is different. Well I finally arrived here last Wednesday (29th) but the reason I didn't leave Nonouti on last Thursday (23rd) was because Elder Hansen didn't come off the plane. So I waited for the next flight which he came off on, so I am now with Elder B'ataua, a Kiribati native companion. That's basically what happened these two weeks that I haven't told you.
I hope you are helping out mom and being nice to her. I love you.
Sounds like you have been having a fun week. Keep helping out your parents and be nice to your siblings.
I haven't heard from you in a while How are you doing? I love you and want you to keep moving forward.
The transfer went well this week as I am now here in Butaritari. I love my new companion as he will help me the most as he is Kiribati. I just came over a week long headache, (let's say I'm very grateful for the power of the Priesthood. I'm glad that you helped out mom and dad by cleaning out the car. I love you and will talk to you more next week.
I'm glad that Javelin season has started up again I want you to do the best, and beat your record and not worry about the other throwers. I love you and want to hear more from you next week.
Thanks so much for this advice I have seen the results already as I tried it this week with my headache that I have had this past week. Well I love you lots and can't wait to talk to you more next week when I have more time.
Well I don't know what I want to talk about this week as I not much has happened. I know you want pictures of here I have not taken them yet as my camera has just barely charged. Work is moving forward here should have a baptism this week. Love you lots!!!!!
Where in the world is Butaritari?
Butaritari is an atoll in the Pacific Ocean island nation of Kiribati. The atoll is roughly four-sided. The south and southeast portion of the atoll comprises a nearly continuous islet. The atoll reef is continuous but almost without islets along the north side. Bikati and Bikatieta islets occupy a corner of the reef at the extreme northwest tip of the atoll. Small islets are found on reef sections between channels on the west side. The lagoon of Butaritari is deep and can accommodate large ships, though the entrance passages are relatively narrow. It is the most fertile of the Gilbert Islands, with relatively good soils (for an atoll) and high rainfall. Butaritari atoll has a land area of 13.49 km2 (5.21 sq mi) and a population of 4,346 as of 2010. During World War II, Butaritari was known by US forces as Makin Atoll, and was the site of the Battle of Makin. Locally, Makin is the name of a separate atoll three kilometers to the northeast of Butaritari.
Elder Samuel Haycock
I am called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This blog is about my adventures in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ for the next two years in the Republic of Kiribati.
Rachel Haycock - I am the mother of 6 amazing children and the lucky wife of a dear, sweet man. I love to write, read, cook, teach and sew. I hope you feel the Spirit of the Lord as you read about Elder Haycock's adventures in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.