Elder Dawson

Elder Dawson

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Week 72, January 30, 2017

Yo, yo, yo! This week was so interesting. Well not really SO interesting, but it was still sick. 

So every Thursday, Sooula and I have to go to Suva for some meetings that he has to do before he dies (ends his mission). So anyways, Suva, is pretty far away, so we get to hangout in Nausori on Wednesday night. We hang with our zone leaders Elda Sarufa (Papua New Guinea) and Elda Whiting (Utah, USA). We have so much fun. This past week we played "DARE" Uno. Things got crazy. Like responsibly crazy, but still crazy. Those two are way cool. I love them.

So yesterday something way sweet happened. So we were walking through a koro and we got called over by a woman that we had talked to before. We went in and taught a little something to her and her husband. I looked around their house, which was very "Fijian farmer", but I noticed some really nice Rugby stuff kind of scattered around the whole house. After we talked we asked if we could do anything to help them and the wife said, "Well, he plays rugby, maybe you two come and play with him." Seemed harmless and fun, so we said maybe one day. So we come to find out that he was A FIJI 7s rugby player. Like one of THE FIJI 7s players. Yeah, so we are totally going to go play with him, and when I get home I will be the captain of the US Rugby team. Just fore warning. It was a funny little experience.

Anyways, that's me. I love you guys. 

Elda Jasen Dawson

Peace Be Still
Keep it Real

Monday, January 23, 2017

Week 71, January 22, 2017


Well, I don't have much to say. I'm enjoying it out here. It's a lot of walking but you know, that is life here. Elda Sooula and I are just chillin like a couple of villians up in our little slice of heaven. The weather has been gnarly. Lots of rain and then lots of sun=humidity. It kinda stinks. 

Oh okay, crazy stuff, there is a girl here in my branch, she is 14 and you'll never guess her name. EMMA! Yeah I basically have my little sister in my branch. We are homies already because I told her about Emma.

Yeah, that's about all the excitement I've got for you today. I love you guys. I miss you. I'm doing good, just sweating to death. Loloma levu!

Elda Dawson

PS To appease my mother. Some pictures. 

Peace Be Still
Keep it Real
A cool family in my area

Up in the roof, trying to sniff out that nasty smell.


Our flat.

Elda Sooula, the boss!

No caption needed.

They are making a sled!

These are pictures of a 21st birthday celebration.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Week 70, January 15, 2016

Isa lei, 

Time seems to fly sometimes. It's been another awesome week here in Nasautoka. I'm doing well. It's been dumping rain on us like crazy lately!! Everyday we have like a little mini rainstorm, and it seems to really want to hear about the gospel, because it loves to follow us missionaries from koro to koro. Haha, nah, but it has just been pouring. All is well, my shirts really can't get any moldier.  

So not to much is happening in this area. We are trying to re-excite the area, ya know? The last Elders here were great, it's just a slower area I guess. We did some success in a few homes. We are teaching a lot of children. Like tons of kids. We are hoping as we teach the kids we can work on their parents. We'll see what happens. 

We had exchanges with the Eldas in Burerua this past Friday. Guess who the Eldas in Burerua are. Elda Green, my old companion and best buddy, and his Trainee Elda Eberspacher. They are way sweet.

My companion is doing well. He's the man! He is seriously 3 weeks from the airplane, and he is holding himself together way well. He is actually kinda bummed to leave. 

So yesterday when we got home from church and proselyting, we walked into our flat and were greeted by one of the worst smells ever. We couldn't figure it out. Sooula said it smelled like something had died. We called over a few boys from the koro and had them smell around the flat. They all agreed it came from a dresser that we had in our flat. we saw a small hole in the bottom and we knew it was there. So we lifted up the dresser and you would have thought that we had found buried treasure the kids freaked out so hard. Well, we all freaked out. We were all jumping and screaming because there was a HUGE DEAD RAT under the dresser. We are bringing the kids candy for being such champs.   

This area is pretty sweet.

Well I love you guys. I hope all is well over there in 'Murica. The members here send their love.   

Moce Toka

Elda Dawson

PS sorry no pictures. I forgot my camera. 
Peace Be Still
Keep it Real

Monday, January 9, 2017

Week 69, January 8, 2017

Yadra Vina noqu matavuvale,

So as the title suggests, this new year of 2017 as brought about a few changes. I was transferred! I'm back on Viti Levu (the main island of Fiji), in my old zone of Nausori North. I'm in an area called Nasautoka, which instead of being isolated on the coast like in Nakawakawa, I'm isolated in the interior of Viti levu. It's quite a change. It's a cool area though, I'm happy to be back. 

My companions name is Elda Sooula. He is way cool. He has only 5 weeks left so I'm killing him off. He's from Australia, Melbourne. He's way cool and is SUPER funny! We've been getting a long really well, so I'm excited for this transfer.  

I'm doing well. Just kind of pounding pavement ena veisiga kece, but I'm loving it. I hope you are all doing great. Loloma Levu.

Elda Dawson

Peace Be Still
Keep it Real

Elda Sooula