We will finish our first group in Savusavu Branch and will have 9 going to the temple in a couple weeks. Two missionaries and 7 adults. Some have families and they will be sealed at that time also. We have just started a class in a village 2 hours from us, Tukavesi, and we have two families and three missionaries preparing to serve. I also had a young man find me in town and he wants to go on a mission. We are trying to find out if he has had the needed interviews, and is worthy, but he is working on getting his birth certificate so he can get his passport.
We are now assigned as "floating" for our church attendance. This means we are to travel to the other branches and groups in our area to get to know the saints there and, if necessary, present the temple classes. In these small villages, most do not have power except for a couple hours in the evening, so all we can do is show the presentation on the computer. In the daylight is is not the best for viewing and we are not in a room that we can pull curtains to make it darker. The chapel in Tukavesi is an addition to the branch president's house and it has open walls. They are so eager to learn and the anticipation of going to the temple and being sealed for eternity is a great blessing for them. The branch president interprets into Fijian for them. Even though we do not understand him, they do and you can see the smiles on their faces as they understand the principles being taught. They do speak English but don't always understand what we are saying. They read the scriptures, sometimes in English and other times in Fijian. You can feel the spirit so strongly when they are working hard to learn and understand.
We have one prospective missionary that comes and helps us in our garden on Saturday. He is so willing to help us and so we pay him a little for his mission. They must have 3 months worth of finances, $195 Fijian ($97 US), in the branch account before the mission president sends in his completed missionary application.
Brother Aseri Family
Brother Solo family, Tevita is preparing for mission
Elita is preparing for mission
Lasalini is starting mission papers
Aisake working in the garden
Help International students that have been here
Brother Sepo's daughter, beautiful eyes
Farewell lunch with the Help people before they left.