|Lagoon de Bora on my boat ride from the airport to the island.|
Let's try to describe the situation here at Bora...They are about to separate into 3 wards, but they are still trying to figure out how they are going to do it. Normally you split a ward by the number of tithe payers, but here they want to do it by area, because it just won’t work in the more rural part of the island. It was actually supposed to already happen, but has been pushed off for a while. There are a LOT of inactive members, like 2 times the ward’s attendance number of active members. So step one; we're going to reboot the crashed reactivation program before we worry about anything else.
We have a pretty good number of amis (ed. note: friends), but we are going to have to work to get them to progress. They are too used to missionaries just coming, visiting and then not setting any habits. So we are going to work til all the investigators read the Book of Mormon and then pray daily. It’s a very big difference from Tiapa where all our amis read what we asked them to and prayed. We have some solid familes that we have recontacted, who are REALLY ready to be baptized- now let’s just grow the faith to be able to say yes.....Let’s just say, we need to sound the alarm because there are quite a few people "sleeping through the restoration".
For this past week, we did a TON of biking out to Matira and Anau every day. It's a pretty good haul out there as well. But we get to see the BEAUTIFUL - EVERYTHING. So I'm not really bothered.
|Not a good shot of Matira beach. It goes on and on.|
Ok, Have a good week, love you all!