Elder Jasen Dawson is serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Suva, Fiji Mission. Follow his amazing journey of love and service, through his letters and pictures!
Monday, April 25, 2016
Week 31-April 24, 2016
Ni sa bula noqu matavuvale,
This week was transfers. Boy, was I caught off guard
when President Layton told me I was leaving Toga.
I've been transferred to an area north of Toga called Bau.
Bau is way sweet. It's a lot of farm land. It reminds
me a little bit of those farm towns we would drive
past in Utah.
My new companion's name is Elda Ruwhiu. He's from
New Zealand and he's actually only one intake ahead
of me. He was also in my zone when I was in Ba and we
got transferred from the west at the same time. He's way
Our area isn't crazy big, it's just very long and flat. We
have bikes though, so that helps. Or at least it will as soon
as my butt gets use to sitting on the seat.
Before I got to Bau I only knew three things about it, the flat
sucked (like one of the worst in the mission), there were heaps
of centipedes, and the branch was dying. I can testify to none
When I got here, the Eldas were actually moving flats. We
now live in this sweet farm house and our landlord's name
is "Big Momma". It's awesome!
The branch is great. I was able to meet a lot of great people
these past 5 days. I met a Sister named Tagilevu and she's way
cool. She's like 75 and she still does all of her own house care
and landscaping. She's just the sweetest person. I also met a
young family who lives next to Sister Tagilevu. Their names are
Tumeli and Jade. Tumeli is a less active and Jade is an investigator.
They have the cutest little boy named Nephi who is just barely
under one year old. The dude looks like a little pumpkin, he's way
This week has been way nice. Oh, the Elda who is replacing
me in Toga...Ogden. Yeah, that bum! Tera is still there. Nausori
South (Ogden and Tera's zone) and Nausori North (my zone)
have a sweet combined beach P-day every six weeks, so I'll see
them in six weeks. I miss and love you guys so much!