Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Week 27 - Anyone Speak Dutch

Well this was a great week for us here. But it was a weird one. It felt really long but it went by really fast at the same time. It has been way too hot here!!! And it's only going to get hotter!!! 

On Tuesday, we said goodbye to a member who is leaving on his mission to Australia, Maumau, he is the one who baptized Iotepa. That was really sad, I loved having him come with us to lessons. But he will do great!!! He helped us out a lot with our lessons. 

I guess the big thing that happened was on Saturday Elder Paki and I were walking down the street and saw in front of us a big camera like the ones that the news uses and a guy holding a boom stick filming the street and people going by. We just walked by them, excusing ourselves as we walked by. Once we got passed, this other guy ran out of a shop and started to talk to us. I didn't think much of it until i saw, out of the corner of my eye, the boom stick being lowered over us!!! Then I saw the camera and got really nervous. Then the guy talking to us started asking who we were and what we were doing in Tuvalu and a couple of questions about the Church. All of his questions he asked me!!! So I answered him as best I could, trying not to talk about deep doctrine and other things that would confuse people. He did ask Elder Paki some things but he only asked him about 2 of the 8 questions he asked us. When he was done, the camera guy had us walk up and meet the host again because they missed filming the beginning. After, we asked what this was for. He said that he has a TV show in Bulgaria where he travels around to different countries and asks people questions about things. Its all in Dutch and they were speaking dutch but they all seemed to understand English. I think he said his name was Wes or Ves and the show is called Traveling Wes (or Ves) but in Dutch. So does anyone speak Dutch? haha. 

Apart from that this week was good. We taught a lot of people and found our investigators again and were able to teach them which was nice. I think the area is going to slow down though. A lot of people have left to go to school in FIji,Tonga, or New Zealand. Five of them were our friends here so that was sad saying goodbye. But that's about all I can think of so love you all and Happy Birthday to Channy this week!!!! 

Alofa Atu,

Elder Brown      

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