So we get a surprise email from Elder Fesolai this evening, he and Elder Winborg are at the Internet Cafe completing online assignments for their Mission President. It was a great way to spend the evening talking to Elder Fesolai via real time emails. Here is our conversation.
Elder Fesolai: We are at the cafe again. President Has the new elders doing computer assignments so were here just waiting for them.
Dad: U still at the cafe?
Elder Fesolai: Yeah dad. Maybe another 45 mins to go. My son is doing another assignment President has asked us to do.
Dad: awww sweet…Hows it all going Elder?
Elder Fesolai: Yeah its going great. Im just organising with the district leader to conduct our interviews for our candidates for next week. We extended another baptismal date yesterday and theres a potential person on SAturday. The members have been helping us alot by giving referrals. So the work is going very well.
Dad: Thats awesome to hear. Nothing like seeing the fruits of your labours.
Dad: we just at home..Another Friday evening at home…LOL, What type of assignments are they doing? You in Accra or in Nungua?
Dad: you have any pics? LOL, I spoke to Uncle George today, he said he got a letter from you. He was cracking up on your botz sentence…hahahahahah
Elder Fesolai: We are in Nungua. They are computer Assignments so President knows that we know how to email and what not. I think he uses it as a way to destinguish who he will call into the office...But yeah. We had to do like a mini profile of ourselves, who we were where were were from and how we prepared. All that kinda stuff. Ive got a pic with the guy we are preparing for baptism. He's a big dude haha. Give me a minute or two to upload it.
Dad: awww sweet. At least we get to have a quick chat. Thats cool azz. Do you both have to complete the assignments or just you?
Elder Fesolai: Yeah we both have to. I finished mine, because i started it a when i first came out. He is just starting his so its taking him time.
Dad: Its your birthday next week. Big 20years..You gonna have a party? bangu and fufu…hahahahah
Elder Fesolai: Mate im turning 19 lol....Were gonna celebrate at KFC near Accra hahaha
Dad: hahahahahahhah oh yeah thats right…19years..sorry Elder…..getting a head of myself. How much is KFC….expensive I bet. The bates crew are in Bali. Uncle Jnr said Iyan has been calling him to get together..hahahah Uncle said its hot azz…lucky buggers..
Elder Fesolai: Getting ahead of yourself alright....LOL, So KFC isnt too bad. About 80 cedis for a 18 piece feed...So we all contribute to enjoy some of that tasty chicken deliciousness hahaha. Only on rare occasions though. Honestly its not even nice hahah. But its KFC....soooo, Oh true, Bali seriously remind me of here sometimes haha! Same weather and sometimes smell lol!
Dad: yeah, everytime we eat, we always think of you and what you may be eating or not eating. Do they have a mcdonalds? Is the Mission Pres. coming out to you guys or you just have to do assignments online and submit them?
Elder Fesolai: Nah, Mcdonalds does not exist here. Just KFC no other fast food joints at all. I think its because its a chicken restraunt....and they love chicken here hahaha We just submit them online to President Heid
Dad: Awww choice one Elder, nice pics. William is big boy alright. Look at that red dirt. It looks like Ayers Rock…Alice Springs mate..you look good elder….I try and eat Tabasco sauce or chillies when i have pork rolls from springvale for lunch…sometimes i can handle it…most times just too hot..LOL..
Elder Fesolai: Awww mate tobasco has nothing on red hot "shito" hahaha. Its a local street sauce here...its kills haha! There is red shito and black shito.
Dad: Yeah I bet, you must have an iron stomach, or you will by the time you come home. You will want to have spicy sauces with everything you eat..hahahhaha. DId Elder WInborg go to MTC in Provo or Accra?
Elder Fesolai: Elder Winborg went to the Ghana MTC. It was no way near as nice as the Provo he says though
Dad: Yeah true that…lol….you were so blessed to go to PROVO…got to see your cousins and Aunty and great Aunty, Uncle Adam and his family. Elder Herschi…hes doing good by the way in Japan…
Dad: Ok, whats on the cards today for you being Friday….The pics are great…Love them…
Elder Fesolai: So today we have a bunch of people to see. A few referalls we need to contact too. So that should be good. Just another normal day out doing the work though.
Dad: Good to hear Elder, you guys on foot or biking or both? How is Elder Winborg holding up his first couple of weeks?
Elder Fesolai: So we do both, usually walking is easier. The houses are way to clustered and roads too narrow in this area. Winborg is doing not bad at all to be honest. He is like me, so he tries to stomach it all. I can see on his face that he doesnt like it though hahaha!
Dad: Yeah them palagi elders would struggle with the food and culture the smell…hahahahahah good you come from franga mate…
Elder Fesolai: Hahaha good ol' Franga...of course! Alright dad were bout to hit the town! Till Monday ay! Love you! Enjoy the weekend, and go to church...dont be a satan guy now....hahahaha
Dad: Roger that. Enjoy your day. Love you Son. Go fourth, To Serve! Always at church Elder, always…..