The Airways hotel above the hangers at the airport as we arrive in Papua New Guinea
Sister Vinson accompanied Elder Vinson to PNG for the first time. Elder and Sister Snow took the Sisters to one of the Chapels to see the beautiful view.
Elder Kukuna, Sister Fata, Sister Snow, Sister Vinson,
Sister Mitchell, Sister Tonamaepia, and Sister Tarawhiti
cut the cake.
Sunday evening we were treated to a great dinner in the
Mission home. Even though it was Mother's Day,
each of the Sisters helped provide a delicious meal
for everyone to enjoy.
Notice the picture on the wall, it is Sister Mitchell's all time
favorite of the Savior with a little Pikinini.
Our little apartment at Gabutu where we stayed for
the week. All three times while in PNG we have
stayed at this flat, but for the first time we were
alone, no rat!!
This sign at an intersection in PNG is in pigeon.
Translation: "Use the head belong you, no can spit!"
Or, "Use your head, no spitting"
This refers to spitting betel nut.
Tuesday evening President and Sister Fata treated us Senior Couples and Elder Roberts of the Seventy who had come to preside at a District Conference to a very nice Japanese resturant.
Sister and Elder Tonameapia
(Elder Tonameapia baptised President Fata many years ago in Samoa, and now he is serving in President Fata's Mission.)
Elder and Sister Snow on their second mission as
Public Affairs and Humanitarian missionaries.
The picture taking was as much fun as eating the food!
Elder Mitchell raised the Papua New Guinea flag while the Elders sang the
Elder and Sister Mitchell were then honored by being asked to raise the American and Solomon Island
The Elders living in the Mission compound pose with Senior Missionaries
President Fata, Elder Ah Chong, AP, Sister and Elder Mitchell and Elder Rokosolo, AP
Our last picture with President and Sister Fata as
we leave Papua New Guinea to fly back to the Solomons
President and Sister Fata will complete their mission on June 30th. The Solomon Islands will move to the new Vanuatu Port Vila Mission on July 1st. We have really enjoyed our time in the Papua New Guinea Mission and look forward to be part of the new Vanuatu Mission.