We started the week with a Thanksgiving dinner for all the seniors in the mission. This included the counsellors in the temple presidency, those that are serving in the temple, as well as the CES missionaries. After dinner we walked over to the temple for a group photograph. We were able to get everyone since Elder & Sister Jordan, who serve in Tutuila were here for CES meetings.
We received 2 new missionaries this week. They will be with us temporarily while they wait for their visas. They will eventually serve in Australia when their visas arrive.
We have been intrigued with trying this walk along the south side of the island. The gate is locked due to problems with illegal logging in the National Park. We finally decided to try it yesterday. Judging by the height of the grass between the wheel tracks I don't think very many people have driven into the area. In face I'm not sure very many people have been there. The sign by the road said it was 4 km to the trail. It seemed more like 4 miles probably because it was very hot and humid. We did make it though.
Over the years the waves have created several natural brides and islands in the lava.