Sunday, May 24, 2015

Happy Birthday, Theron - The big 64

Theron celebrated his birthday two days, it's the 21st here before it is in Utah.  He knows how to take advantage of this time difference.  But, that's okay - Happy Birthday Honey!!!

This was a work week, we have almost finished writing the training materials and look forward to our first training perhaps this coming week.

We spent the day on Saturday exploring downtown Apia -- the flea market, the shopping mall and some of the side streets.  This is a very safe area and the people don't beg like in other parts of the world.  There is a lot of respect for work and if you don't have a job, you can always go to the village you grew up in and work the plantation.  Most families live along the coast and then the village land goes inland to the mountains (this is what they call the plantation).

Today at Church, a newly returned missionary, who served in the Philippines, opened his talk with a comment similar to this, 'the people in the Philippines have so little and are so poor.'  Now, that puts things in perspective.  It makes me reconsider what is "poor" and what does it mean to have "so little".

The big event this week was that Theron learned how to break a coconut into halves.  A new talent.

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