|Yum, in about 3 days we will have them for breakfast , lunch and dinner|
After that we went out to do the apartment checks. about every 6 weeks the Kjars and us go to each of the missionary apartments and check them. We check for Cleanliness, to make sure all the appliances are working, etc. but mostly because it makes sure that they get a good cleaning at least once every 6 weeks. We will give out 4 awards at District mtg on Thursday. The very coveted "Pine Sol award", that is for the cleanest apartment, The "Cleanest Floor" award, that one is obvious, the Cleanest Car award, ( the cars get inspected too.), and the dreaded "Putty Knife" award, for the apartment we need a putty knife to get through. We will see who gets what award on Thursday.
then on the way home, we stopped at Angie's for dinner, because our power was still out and a really strange thing (strange in a good way) happened. We walked up to the counter and ordered our food and as we walked back to get a seat this man stopped us and with tears in his eyes wanted to shake our hands. In very broken Pohnpeian I asked him his name "ia dome" and he told me, I then ask if he was a member of our church, and he nodded yes and just sat there and stared at us and kept wiping the tears from his eyes. We tried to talk to him, but he didn't understand much English and our Pohnpein leaves a lot to be desired, so we patted him on the back and shook his hand and he let us go. While we ate our dinner he kept watching us and crying. When it came time for us to leave he once again shook our hands, and I patted him on the back. the spirit was really strong, I don't know what his story is, I wish I spoke the language better and understood it better, so we could have helped him more, but I think it did help that we took the time to try and to shake his hand and pat him on the back. He knew we were representatives of the Church and that somehow gave him comfort. We couldn't even communicate enough to get his information, other then a first name, so we could have gone to visit him. Hopefully the Lord will put him in either our path again or the other missionaries path, so one of us can help him.
It is amazing to me how the spirit works sometimes, I don't think there are ever any coincidence's, all things happen for a reason, we meet people along our journey through this life for a reason, I hope I can help all those I meet, to know there Savior Jesus Christ better and to come unto Him. that is what this work is all about, to brings souls unto Christ. The Church is true, I know it and I love it. I hope I can do some good here in Pohnpei.