Elder Michael in Niuatoputapu

Elder Michael in Niuatoputapu
The Other Side of Heaven

Friday, October 19, 2012

Transfer Week in Tonga

October 19, 2012

well this week was Transfers and Fish and I both stayed put, but we ran literally all over the island taking missionaries to their new areas and taking missionaries to the warf to go out on a boat to the outer islands, the mission spent  $1700 in boat tickets alone, and maybe another $1000 at least in plane tickets, transfers are crazy!! especially when you have 14 new missionaries come in from the MTC, 6 from the New Zeal-and MTC and 8 from the Provo MTC (one kid is Elder Fifita from the Inglewood Stake) and they come on different days and you have New Missionary Orientation with their Trainers,  it has been a pretty crazy week, lots of taking people places and picking people up. the transfer was barely finished on Thursday  we have had only one teaching this whole week and then next week is zone conference here in Tongatapu then the week after is Zone conference in the Outer Islands, then the week after that pres will be in NZ for a mission presidents seminar so yeah no time to be lepa, (Tongan for coasting) haha
The mission secretary bought the plane tickets for my going home group this past week, and they haven't come back from SLC yet but they were requested for the 7th of January so that is 99% concrete my release date. Only two transfers left!! the group that just went home this Monday was the group that  Hillary knew in the MTC, Today marks two years ago hill going into the MTC! it is crazy how time flies!
The only thing i really want for Christmas is pictures of you all and a booklet like thing that you did for me and hill with quotes from a bunch of friends and family that was really cool, thanks for making that for us. oh i got three letters this week, (snail mail) another one of your Christmas letters that you sent out in September.
So you are all by your self at home with grandpa and Grandma tell tthem hello for me, i still have Grandpa Ralph's BDay letter that i still need to put in the mail.
Hey what is Ethan Saylors home address, i know you sent it to me before but i forgot

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