Teaote is a special lady. She is very educated, ran for Parliament and works in accounting for a company. She has such a mature outlook on everything and a solid testimony of the church and gospel. Talking with her, you would think she had already been a member for years. She is married to an Australian and speaks English very well.
Teote made her own baptismal dress. Above, she is by a hybiscus flower at the church.
This picture shows the road that goes the length of the island and one form of transportation. They also have 15-passenger vans that run continually, which you can ride for $0.70.
Because of the close tie with Australia, they drive on the left side of the road here.
Looks like they're having fun.
We are happy and well. We are getting scheduled in to help out with teaching dancing, leading and keyboarding classes and a personal/family finance and budgeting workshop, in addition to our duties in the missionary finance and flat oversight.
Having 3 other senior couples here with other assignments in humanitarian, medical and CES makes for an interesting exchange of experiences. It is a great group of people to associate with. We still sweat a lot out in the heat, but we are getting acquainted with things and places, as well as getting to know more people. We were told our assignment would be English-speaking, but it appears we will have to speak some Kiribati, especially as we get to some of the outer islands to do some training. Even with an interpreter, we need to comprehend their concerns better.
We enjoy keeping in touch with family with Skype and emails. Thanks for all the interest and support.
Elder & Sister Bush