Monday, September 30, 2013

Delivering Supplies and Sites along the way. Sept Vanua Levu

As we have been driving back and forth delivering supplies we
noticed that we kept driving past 4 broken down vehicles, day
after day. This truck barely pulled over, a crane that was still in
the lane of travel, a bus that looked like it just had a flat and a
transport. The driver was with each vehicle and perhaps work
was being done to get it moving again. By the end of second
week, all had been driven away! 
S Howard drumming with the kids at Seaqaqa School, using a
utility box as a drum.
Still drumming as men unload supplies from the truck.
Unloading supplies to build a base for the water tank.

More supplies getting unloaded.

Besides broken down vehicles, this is a common site in our
travels. A worker with a load of dalo on his horse. Notice
his caneknife, their most common tool. We see men, women
and kids as young as about 4 carrying their knife everywhere!
These guys were walking along carrying huge pots! on their
heads. We have also seen a guy carrying a washing machine
on his shoulder. And they walk every where!!
I took this picture at Teresea's home of her purifying the water.
When I did a R.S Enrichment and showed them how to make
banana muffins, on the bottom of the recipe I did a diagram of
a bottle of water with rays of sunshine purifying the water. I
now know that Teresea went home and started doing their
water for drinking this way. They live on top of the hill and
their only source of water is rainfall, off the roof, into a barrel.
This man in Savusavu Bay was moving his boat. We see this alot,
when it's low tide. Once saw a man up to his neck in water, moving
his boat!

Last but not least is part of my shell collection. I'm getting lots of
beautiful shells. The sticks in the middle are actually cannibal
forks! But we aren't planning on eating anyone!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Rabi Island church and our work onTaveuni

Over by Seaqaqa School, this man was plowing his field, when we
pulled over for a picture, his boys came running!

This is on the island of Taveuni. One of our new tanks has been
delivered and set up!

On the island of Rabi are very few cars! So any transport is
important. Cassy and Gabby could use this for LOTOJA next year!

E Howard is just entering a branch chapel in Rabi. 

Inside the chapel the women were busy braiding these flower leis
for all their visitors. The sister next to me taught me how to braid
my own wrist lei! with lots of laughter.

Pres Lesuma (left), then the 3 members of the branch presidency,
then Elder Wakolo, area seventy.

S Howard and S McFadden with their hair leis.

E Howard with fancy head leis. All inside chapel in Rabi.
These wonderful members had gone to such great efforts. They sang
us and then had prepared lunch, dalo, and fish and cookies!!

Pres Lesuma and E Howard present a wheelchair to a chief in Vuna, Taveuni.