We received 8 new missionaries today. 5 Africans, 2 from the states, and 1 Tongan. What an exciting time. I think its great rubbing shoulders with these fine young worriers (Warriors).
My first attempt I typed the word "worriers"...Freudian slip, perhaps. :)
Sister Barney here.
Just an interesting note about food and shopping. It is time consuming. You can find most things at the stores, but you may need to go to multiple stores to locate what you want and remember driving anywhere is challenging.
Also, real food is so expensive. How can that be?? A cake mix $5. A 1# jar of peanut butter $6. We looked at a box of bran- type cereal, $9. We passed it up! Dairy?? not so much. Butter about $3 for a small ,maybe 1/2# package. Meat??? not so much. We have purchased a rotisserie-type chicken , pick it off the bones and freeze to make multiple meals. But it costs $10 and they are not big!
I have made some yummy things. And when I do we eat them for many days. The process takes forever.
There are literally mangoes everywhere, and they are cheap. At the place shown below I bought 6 for $1. I also bought a cabbage. But then the fun begins.
Take the cabbage home, cut it apart, pull off every leaf. Wash with filtered water, place in a bleach bath using filtered water. Allow to set for 2 minutes. Rinse each leaf under running filtered water and place in bag to refrigerate. And then bless it before you eat it so you won't get "runny tummy".
Also today our generator went out for hours. I pulled bottles filled with ice from the freezer and placed them in the refrigerator so the food wouldn't spoil. Am I having fun? Yes