Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Handover Ceremonies Friday Feb 21 2014

Vacunimata. Pres Petero and E Howard at bowery, built for hand over
ceremony and decorated! Notice chairs for the missionaries!

S Howard being presented with the lei made of fresh flowers!

Flower lei on top of shell necklace!

E & S Howard, with Pres. Petero ready for ceremony!

Pres Petero spoke in Fijian, so we don't know what he said.

Fans and hats were also presented to us along with brooms!
These sisters were so thrilled to have water at their homes!

This is everyone there that just got a tap for water. 8 families
in all. The woman in pink w/fan was our connection. Every time
we went we spoke with her.
Nacereyaga and Seaqaqa District School. The school has kids that
live at the school during week (Hostel)They badly needed water
for washing and cooking etc. These kids sang the teeth brushing song.

S Howard is passing out copies for clean water instructions!

Saivou. Held inside because of lots of rain. These are the ladies
that have been sewing up a storm!

Pres Petero at Saivou, his home village where he grew up.

Eleanor Gade's twins and friends. This is a small settlement
that DRGrant has funded a water project for. 

Douglas couldn't be left out.

Everyone getting ready for Gade ceremony to start. They had built
bowery and decorated it. Also had everyone had learned songs
and dances. All very festive! They have been trying to water from
a fresh water spring since 2008!! They are thrilled!!

A fancy little girl presented scissors to cut the ribbons!

And turn on the water!! YEAH!!

They had gone to so much effort and are so thrilled and thankful!!

The kids getting ready to dance!

Dancing has started!

Everyone wanted to be involved! And all enjoyed themselves!!!