Wait!! Jack didn't begin to describe the reaction of the Tahatian elders when they saw me standing outside the chapel after the fireside on Sunday evening. One of them just yelled out Fran! We were soooo happy to have connected. They have invited us to their four day homecoming party. That's not a four day party but a party after they have been home four days.
CES training on MTW was absolutely over the top. Learned more about how to study the scriptures than in all the rest of my life's instruction combined. PEF training at church headquarters on TH & F was great the first hour then it got technical and I nearly lost my testimony.
Wonderful weekend at home. Mollie, Tony, and AJ were there. I attended Cassidy's school play twice, second time with the Bones and Angie and Molly. Tearful goodbys on Sunday and then a loooooooooong
day of travel on Monday. Arose at two AM and went back to bed in Kingston at a bit after midnight.
Tuesday our wonderful neighbors (I"ll explain later) the Schaefermeyers, picked us up at the Hilton and took us to the mission office. We met office personel, went to lunch with the office couple, the Chesmans, the Bradleys, who are leaving June l, the Schaef"s and two elders who were in town for zone conference. Afterward we got our GPS programmed, did some other errands and went to Jamaican Costco. Then home to Mandeville.
This is a bit of a back up. The Schaefs are living in a three bedroom, two bath apartment in Mandeville and had reserved the apt. next to them for us, but leaving the option to find something else open. On the way home Elder S. dropped a bomb. In talking with E. Coleman everyone is in agreement that the Schaefs really should be in Kingston so they are going to go there and we will take their apt. We are staying with them because the other unit was not ready for us - which means that we actually are at home - unless , of course, we also get transferred. Our immediate boss is in the Dominican Republic until next Monday so we really don't have a clue yet as to our function in this part of the vineyard. We can't wait to get going. We love you all and will try not to be so wordy going forward.