Assigned to labor with Elder Powell until January 2, 2017. New companion is Elder Fonseca. Nonouti is one of the longest islands in the Kiribati Region and has many people attending church, but no formal organized branch or ward. We are hoping this will change very soon. It is the 3rd largest island, just north of Tabiteuea and south of Tarawa. At it's highest elevation, it is just over 9 and a half feet above sea level and half a mile wide on average.
About the food:
About living conditions:
This atoll is long and skinny from Abamakoro at the North end to Temotu at the South. The coral reef that completes the island to the west creates a kind of lagoon making it perfect ideal for fishing. There were approximately 2683 people living on Nonouti in 2010. It is sprinkled with rocks and sandbanks. A cleft in the reefs near the middle, only allows access to ships of less than a thousand tons. The northern part of the island is cut off by several passages, forming a series of islets that is very difficult to reach. Canoes can only reach the shores on high tides. The lagoon waters ebb a long way, uncovering blindingly white beaches.
About the Grandmas that help them so much:
Helpful things to send to missionaries on this island: