Sister Gimboju I think thats how you spell it. She was excited to see a poly because she served temple square and at a Tongan Ward. She started speaking a lil Tongan I was excited to hear someone speak it. She was hoping that I was serving in her branch. Wanted to thank Elder Williams and Sister Pauni for leaving an impact with her and the branch.
Oi le, Being here has been so fakahela. lol. jk. Loving the lords work. Mann I thought cali drivers drove crazy espically us having asians. Freak Euro drivers be driving like speedy gonzales over here. Dang thats crazy with so many putus. With the planul Salvarii (plan of salvation) we know that families can live together forever. I will continue to pray for our family. Mann thats crazy for sitaleki fam. lol....Im hecka laughin because I just realized your under my important contact not in my mass contact for emails. out. my bad. lol. Oi le I think I found my future wifey out here in Bucherest, Romania. All the people here are fit and tall. hahaha. Oi le Im happy they sent me to the country side of Romania. Mann everyone over here got class when it comes to dressing up. Especially in the city. Freak we arrived here so humid and ugly and we didnt even have to wear suits. All the guys wore semi casual and white shirt and tie all wearing shades only the ones that were serving in the city. Most of district wanted to hurry and get new clothes to blend in. Language is a mix because its latin root based so happy I took spanish. But in our area speak french every loves french speaking. We have hungarian, russian, and german speakers. Met our mission president so cool. The Ivorys so spiritually strong and gifted. Met the family and I was all talking about getting to work with them at Ivory Home Real Estates. lol. I told them yall need a Resume I got it. hahaha. People think I from Hawaiian so I just go with it. I hecka loi to everyone they were like arent you suppose to have like a super long name. And Im like duh I have one. hahahah LAFO'OU-KAHOMOEVAILAHI. lol. They all get so surprise and Im like what else do you want to know. If anyone ask just go it. hahaha. Combo of mom-dad last name. Maile miss tahiti. Dance away. I sent stuff for jose and the fam. I knew Mei can do it she would do anything if she puts her mind to it. Miss mom i know shes doing a ok. Yea I heard about the dance studio. Lol thats a different type of gypsies. jk idk. Ofa atu.I sent lilly my account number through pic the week I went in to the mtc and you can call america first credit union to see how it works. do it online or Im sending important docs back home and packages i receive every 6 weeks. Dont worry about the money everything here is so cheap. Im doing well. Our US dollar is worth more here its 4 RON in Romania. The lord is blessing me tremendously. Its weird converting money every time I think its expensive really its cheap. So Im learning to adjust.
Bdul. Primaveril Nr. 19-21 Et. 1 #13
Phone Number: 40-21-232-5223
Mission President: President Clark D. Ivory
But Im In Arad, Romania sounds like the Middle east But Im next to Hungary.
#1 District group (My trainer Elder Chatterton funny kid from Idaho, Sister Gibson gifted with uke and piano, and Sister Dupont French speaker from Canada) in the Ghetto they were a bit scared but it was nice being there a lil' gypsy kid looked at me and said in Romanian you black and "im black like you we the same" lol All the lil kids remind me of the kids in Tonga but these kids were being kafi. hahaha. We went to the Ghetto part of Arad because to meet with a few members out there. The gypsies here very exotic looking the kids are all tan or brown with green or light brown eyes. Its a nice mix.
#2 Me shopping downtown. Jk English Contacting with my camera. hahaha.
#3 Office in Bucherest the Ivorys live up to their name
#4 Me with the Ivorys *I need to stop putting up shaka hand signs.
We met all the other missionaries up at this hill where Elder Russel M. Nelson dedicated. I think.
#5 Me with Elder Laititi *The other poly from Utah. Everyone thought he was going to be my trainer. lol.
Flying through Delta woohoo. Excited to head out early April 13 Monday morning at 830am but we have wake up at 330 and then be at the SLC airport by 5 or 6 am in the morning. From SLC to NYC. Then from NYC to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Then Amersterdam to Romania. Woohoo. We got our flight plans but not excited for the layovers and how long it will take us. I think its about 18+ hours.
ne! Thanks agian to the best MTC teachers F.Simmons "PrettyBoy" & S. Remsberg "theLegend". Time sure goes by quick from packing up in the MTC and flying out to Romania. Time went by too quick. Everyone rushing last minute farewells to our entire zone. Its been an amazing experience with our fellow Italians in our zone and the people that we have crossed passed with at the MTC. Cherished every single moment there and with my District and the teachers. Just let alone flying out I was so excited but then again wanted to sleep so much when we traveled out. From SLC>NYC>AMS>RMA just flying out was long and tiring but truly blessed and thankful to arrive here in Romania safely. Thanks to our travel cooridinator S.Brinkman and my travel group making it one to remember flying out here V.Reed & V.Cochran. Lol. When we first got here everyone was so excited but then again we all got that impression that we head to run this 5K right after we got out the plane ride.The Ivorys' sent out an email saying that once we touched down we would start hittn this run'. I was like oh dang great gotta start running off this MTC weight. We met the Ivorys at the airport and they took us out to IKEA for meatballs and told us that we wont be running until the next day. For most in our district they ended up being mohe uli with the clothes they got on for a nite. Lol. Good thing for carry on's. Some of missionaries that came and picked us up and asked me if I had knew V.Laititi I told them that I knew of him. We got to meet those who were leaving and meet those who were staying at this hill in Bucharest. Met a few familiar faces from school. LDSBC. lol. I recognized her once I got up the hill S.Johnson. I laughed because everyone was mann V.Lafo'ou you know everyone. lol. We dropped by the office and when I walked in I was like dang this is some high end office space for missionaries. In my head Im like the Ivorys live up to their name Ivory Home Real Estate'. Being here is so foreign and new to my eyes just seeing everything and getting settled in at a hotel has been the experience. I love how they emphasized on the clothes for guys and style. In my head, Im like I will mahaii any pants I get and let alone try and fit in one. Hahaha. Hair is doing the most here. Sister Ivory wanted to make that clear to all the elders. When we seen most of the elders here they looked like they just wore semi-casual clothes here with white shirt and tie. Something new and different for me. We went in for interview with P.Ivory and he knew everyone was talking about me and V.Laititi being comps for my trainer. But I kind of new that it wouldn't happen right off the bat but in the future it would. Finding out who our comps are was too surreal because the bond that I have made with the MTC district group was coming to a split. Excited for each and every single one of missionaries that I started with at the MTC. I know they will do great things in each city. We found out who our comps were in the office.
My trainer is V.Chatterton, Boise, ID. He was excited to find out that I was his comp. I was happy that I got a palangi comp so that I can continue focusing. lol. I will be serving in the city of ARAD far west of Romania. Sleeper train which was 10 hrs from Bucharest. One experience I hope not to go through again. Which I know I will in a few months.He is really chill and laid back. Knows alot of the language. Loves talking with people and a character. Learning alot from him. Pday here at cafe is fun. Hard to see children as beggers and their parents would just let roam off and just do it. The gypsies here are very different and new to me. Church here reminded me of Judge Judy on TV but the spanish version. Love the members in our ward and the investigators that come. Funny seeing all the kuli's in the streets literally. Laugh every time I hear that I get to teach English class Adv. Im like hold up first I need to learn Eng first before I start teaching people. Eng is my worst subject but good thing this week we got to chill with kid from Lipov who new more eng than me because only one person came to the beginner class for the sisters.But its ok I know it will go through smoothly.I have the best district here S.Gibson musically talented with uke and piano S.Dupont who speaks french and The best trainer V.Chatterton. Senior Missionaries V. & S. Smiths' very funny and character at heart. That's about it for now everyone. Keep ya updated next week. Love sharing the gospel and bringing lost souls unto Christ.
Romania/Moldova MTC 2015