Hey Mom and Dad,
I am staying on Eua Island, its in the Tongamama'o area. The Island that I’m on is an exact replica of Lost once you get out to the far sides, literally looks like it was filmed here.
How are you? I am struggling, this is so much harder than I ever imagined it would be. There is no wi-fi on Eua and there is little time allowed for emails. Its really hard not to be able to tell you guys everything I want to. My companion is the District leader so we will flying back to Nuku'alofa once a month for meetings. Then I will be able to send more info. and some pictures.
Tonga is a very interesting place, the poorest place that I’ve ever seen in my life. All of the houses have holes in the walls and dirt floors that they put plastic down on the ground, and on holes in the roofs. There are pigs and dogs everywhere. I don’t understand anyone and I shower with a bucket each day. We have to buy water so we don’t die, it’s rough. Our meal from the ward the other night was 8 crackers and peanut butter.
I’m trying hard to stay focused on the work, and I really do give it my all throughout the day, and we get a lot done. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever done.
Pray for me, I love you.