Elder Forsythe, who was going home, got on the second plane and we were told later that he didn't even have a ticket. We had to purchase this the next day. How's that for running an airline?
We received elders Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; a total of seven new elders. The new elders are:
Elder Keller and Daley just arriving in Pago.
Elder Keller (a transfer from Upolu who is about 6'10")Elder Manumaleuga (a seasoned elder from Apia sent to replace a zone leader who was changed to a trainer assignment)
Elder Reid (from American Fork via the MTC)
Elders Erickson (trainer), Speakman, Reid, Bybee (trainer)
Wednesday evening it was taking Larson and Lamaroux to the west side and then taking some supplies to another set of elders who live on the far east side. It was a drive of extremes going from side to side of the island. It was late when we finally arrived home. We also missed driving through areas that they close for half and hour starting at 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for prayer time in most villages. Really don't know how we missed that one.
In addition to getting elders settled, we have been imaging new computers for the PBO office and have had a steep learning curve. We got it done along with imaging and installing two new computers at the S&I offices. We have also met with two stake presidents and are finding ways to get our training materials printed. Needless to say, it's been a busy, busy week and it went by so fast.