On February 16, 2014, we were in Paonangisu. We are teaching the Panning for Success workshop in Paonangisu again. We need to teach on Sundays because the members boat in from other islands just for church. This has become one of our favorite places. The small branch is so warm and inviting. The week before I had mentioned that our anniversary was approaching. After our class finished, the cute little Relief Society president asked us to eat with them. They usually bring food to the church and make a day of it. Well, they prepared especially for us that day.
They bring everything to the church in the morning already cooked. They wrap the pots in towels during the meetings. So - things are cooked but not served hot. Unfortunately, there is very little flavor to anything. Everything tastes very bland. Oh, I almost forgot. The island cabbage had little pieces of some kind of meat - maybe pork, maybe fish. I tried it. When we were driving off, I asked Clyde what he thought it was. He said that he had avoided taking any. I just thought that he was always brave!
While we were eating, Helene and Alene decorated our car with fresh flowers. It was beautiful.love the children here - especially Paonangisu. Oh - I meant to tell you that we ate first. Mothy served us, and they watched while we ate. They did not eat until we left. What a great anniversary!!!
Here is Mothy's family - Michael, Mothy, Helene, and Matthews
The next week we were back in Paonangisu again. I had Mothy take our picture. After the kids were giggling. Notice the little 'monkies' behind us.
This is Elder Card from New Zealand. He and his companion are opening a new group about 25 km from Paonangisu. After church the kids all latch on to him. I called him the Pied Piper!