So I have gratefully received the shoes today and have been "breaking" them in all day. They work great thank you very much. Let me know when the backpack makes it to you guys, or if you have sent a new one already let me know when it should be here.
And saddly it is true I am no longer Elder Matavao's companion. I have been transferred to the island of Romanum and my companion is Elder Dann from England. The switch acctually happened a week before transfers due to some extra changes that needed to be made in companionships. But ya, Elder Dann is a stud and we will do great on Romanum (or Romolom).
So Romanum is super cool and the people are awesome. There are a few that will be a challenge but other than that it is going to be the best ever. So it literally it takes like 2 hours to walk around the whole island. About 4-5 hours teaching the whole way. So it is really really small. It is kind rough looking which is sort of a bummer because I am sure it was a lot nicer before the typhoon. The family that we go to to help us learn better Chuukese has a pet bat named Gerald. I will try to send some pictures of him, but we let him crawl around on our shirts, and he is down to just hang out and really likes to eat coconut. It's the best, hahaha.
I will be able to e-mail about once a month again. I think I will probably go home from Romolom. It is super crazy to think just less then 6 months I will be home, going crazy over hot water and blazing fast internet haha. But I am not getting "trunky" or anything because I will miss Chuuk like crazy and we will eat rice and spam on the floor with our fingers every so often, haha. I am sure you guys wont be happy about it but that is what will happen haha.
Well I love you all and pray for all you guys often and hope all is well in "normal people life" haha.
Love Elder Jeff Payne
|Here is the small island Jeffery is on. Looks like it is slightly longer than the airport runway on Weno|