I hope everyone is doing well and is happy! I have now finished about 6 weeks into my time in the mission field which means 2 things: I have about 60 weeks left and I have finished my first full planner and after I transfer all of the important information to my new planner I will send it home and you can all marvel at how organized I have been over here. :) Per usual, not very much time. Alors, je vais ecrire les choses que j'ai appris cette semaine dernier. (About 90% of my day is in another language so I hope this letter makes sense.)
Ten Things I Learned This Week:
1. My camera has a mode that makes everything look like a toy.
2. You can see the island of Moorea from Tahiti.
3. It is possible to take a group picture with 17 cameras on self-timer and have most of the group in the picture. (My zone!)
4. There is a pink/orange flower here that is unique only to French Polynesia.
5. When Zeus gives me a hug (standing on back two legs) after I work out, it leaves dirt stains that are pretty tricky to wash.
6. There are a billion different colors of blue in the ocean, some of which I am pretty sure I have never seen before.
7. Missionaries can have fun on Saturday night also, we ate junk food and I dyed my companion's hair.
8. Zeus aka BFF is camera-shy.
9. There is a huge waterfall on the mountain that only exists right after a thunderstorm.
10. The neighborhood in which I live is right next to a Jehovah Witness church and every single one of my neighbors belongs to this church. (No picture for that because missionaries arent allowed to take pictures of other churches.)
Other news: I have finished reading 1 Nephi in French, chapter 18 in the Tahitian Book of Mormon, and chapter 18 in Jesus the Christ. There is a rumor floating around that I might be one of the missionaries who is going to be a trainer in September, right after my current companion goes home! I found out that people in Tahiti do eat dog. I am getting tanner, praises.
I love everyone who writes me and I am doing my best to reply within a timely manner. Ua here vau ia outou!
love, Soeur Carter