Mauri au utu,
I already wrote a letter for this week but I thought I would attach a short note to say that I love you guys and that there will be pictures attached.
*************we should get that letter in about a month.......haha!*********************
He was online still, which was a real treat so we traded messages back and forth. Here's what he had to say about Kainaba:
"We take a waa to Tarawa once a week for District meetings. It costs about 2 dollars and takes about 40 - 60 minutes to get there. We are allowed to come in on the first PDay of the month and since this is Elder Osborne's las pday, we came in. Technically Nabeina is also part of our area. We are in a district of 2 Sisters and 4 Elders. The people are awesome and they are so helpful and yet stressful as they want us to visit all of them every single day while we are trying to balance teaching new investigators. We stay on the northern end of the Island in a buiia. It is more like my time in Nonouti as far as conditions. It is one village of about 200 people and we have over 80 that are now LDS. You can walk from end to end of the island in 15 minutes. It is very small. I will be able to catch up on emails (the ones you send me) once a month when we have access to internet, and I will keep writing letters. I love you so much!"
I asked him if he needed anything:
"I've had to "loan" my pants and some shirts, and most of my ties to members who just have nothing Mom. I really hate to ask, but can you please send me a pair of gray pants and maybe 2 white shirts or some older ties? Snacks would be good too. "
When asked how his shoes were doing, he replied..."they are ok. Super hot and I've had to make modifications to them. If you think of it, and there's room, a nice pair of flip flops would be wonderful!"
When asked what kind of snacks he'd like most, he said, "peanut butter, trail mix, cheese nips, gummy bears, candy corn, potato flakes or mac and cheese sound sooooo good!"
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.