Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wonderful Senior Couples

      The other senior couples certainly make life far from home much more enjoyable.  The other couples help with details when needed.  They can provide much needed advice.  One of them will always know the best place to shop for whatever.  They have great counsel.  For example;  "If you see something at the market that you want or especially like, buy a bunch.  That item may never be in the market again here in Vanuatu.  It may have been a fluke."
 Elder and Sister Hinton - Humanitarian Missionaries and Sister Wallace- the mission nurse!
 Sister Brewer- the mission Mom and Kelu and John Bennion - physical facilities and distribution.  The Bennion's are from Fiji and work for the church full time.
 Elder and Sister Chynoweth were the office couple.  They worked so very hard.  I immediately bonded with Sister Chynoweth.  She was my sister away from home.  She was so thoughtful and considerate. 
       This was one night out with the Chynoweth's.  The place was called the War Horse and is very western.  We found out that the woman that owns it is from Colorado.  She got most of her décor off of E-Bay.  This is Sister Wallace, Sister Chynoweth, Sister Hinton, and myself!
Sister Chynoweth and I in the Mission Office.
      When there are visitors from other islands, we usually go out to dinner.  This night we were together at a great French Restaurant.  The food is really good, but quite expensive.  Clyde and I always order one meal and split it.   
      This evening the Jolley's were in from Malakula, and the  Duke's were brand new to Vanuatu.  We had a wonderful dinner and then decided to try a group picture.

   John Bennion loves to sing. Some of the better restaurants have live music some nights.  John loves to sing with the fellow at the Melanesian Hotel.  We like to go hear him occasionally.  We don't usually have dinner - sometimes just dessert.  This night the men were all looking at pictures of the native bungee jumpers on Pentecost Island.
 Then John sang for all of us - and everyone else too.  He had a great reaction from the crowd.


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