Update: I finally found someone whose son has served here. There wasn't a lot of information about this area because he and his companion will be the 3rd set of missionaries to ever be there. Most likely we will not hear from him more than once a month because there is no internet where he will be. They walk approximately 3 hours to get to the nearest area that does have internet - crossing through areas connecting the islands in low tide when possible. It reminds me a bit of his time and circumstances in Nonouti and am excited to hear of his experiences in this new area. Please keep he and his companion, Elder Osborne in your prayers for not only their safety as they walk from island to island each week, but also that they will have success in sharing the gospel. If you'd like to read more about what types of adventures Elder Ekaki may get up to, click on the links below.
Boat Rides and Baptisms
Mosquito on the keyboard
When in Kiribati...
We really don't have much information regarding Kainaba. From what we can gather, it is roughly 45 feet above sea level, has a population of around 250 people, but from what we can tell, there aren't many missionaries on the northern side of Tarawa. Can't wait to hear more about what he and Elder Osborne get to do together in the month before Elder Osborne heads home. It will be fun to hear his adventures!
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.