Wednesday, June 1, 2016

31 May 2016 - Week 29: I ate fafaru!

Bonjour tout le monde!

Yes, this week, I tried fafaru! For those of you who don't know what that it, it's basically rotten fish with coconut milk... It REEKS! It smells like really old men and rotten eggs. It doesn't taste horrible (I wasn't gagging or anything), but it's definitely not my cup of tea. Soeur Rooarii, on the other hand, was in heaven. Ma'a Tahiti heaven! We were at an inactive's house this Sunday night and he made pretty much every type of Tahitian food you could think of: fafaru, poisson cru, poisson rouge, poulet, manioc, taro, rice, preto (manioc cake) and more! And he really makes it well! We're going again next Sunday, and I'm sure he's already preparing the meal, haha!

Ma'a Tahiti heaven!

On Monday, we went to Soeur Michele Tetuira's house and made poé! Poé banane et poé citrouelle, which is basically pumpkin. SO GOOD! And now I know how to make it and it's super easy so when I get home I can make y'all some! And I also learned that tapioca is manioc. I never knew what tapioca was but now I do. Fun facts!

Michele Tetuira

Poé banane et poé citrouelle

This week, we had a lesson with a new ami [investigator] named Louise! She's really interested, and I think she'll progress really quickly! And we have a potential ami that we're going to teach for the first time tomorrow, so I'm excited! Yay for new amis! 

This Saturday is the bapteme de Moise! Woo hoo! Look for pics of that next week! 

And now I can't think of anything else to say because I just Skyped with you and we talked about everything already... haha. I'm going to send this email and then another with more pics! 

I love you all and sorry my email is short! I kinda spent some time reading all your emails because I like hearing about your lives just as much as you like hearing about mine, haha!

Je vous aime! Bonne semaine! 
[I love you! Have a good week!]

Soeur Matheson

La famille Parau avec Sr. Tepo et Sr. Micheline
This is from our conference with the 70s last week. Missionaries looooveeee taking selfies :) And it helps when there's an abnormally tall elder there to be a natural selfie stick.
That's Snowy, one of the dogs at our house. This is how he sleeps...

Note: Laura says that there are several pit bulls on the property, but the dogs love the Sisters! She lives in a converted home with two apartments on the lower level and one larger one on the top. Their home, as most of the homes there, is surrounded by a wall. They have a washing machine in their bathroom to do laundry, which they then hang to dry.

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