We have enjoyed taking drives to the ocean on our weekend. This week some Elders and Sisters came to the temple. The missionaries aren't allowed to go to the temple unless they are coming with a new convert to do baptisms for the dead. They are allowed to stay overnight at the mission home and then need to get immediately to their areas after the session is over. This week the assistants and President Leota were in American Samoa, so we were asked to drive the sisters to the wharf so that they could go to Savaii another island in Samoa. It was a pleasure to drive them there and we had beautiful scenery along the way.
Some of the simple pleasures we enjoy are chocolate chip cookies. Our daughter, Heather, sent us some chocolate chips which aren't available here. We have really enjoyed being able to bake some cookies. We are able to get some American food at some of the markets, but the chocolate chips that they sell here are very small. So every weekend I bake some cookies to last for the week.
We are going to go out to dinner tonight with another couple in our mission at Cocobananas. We are excited to get to know some of the other couples that are serving here.