I am 19! Pretty crazy, I am already six months in, time flies, well sometimes. Not a lot of puaka up here, mostly just hangi, which is pretty good, different than an umu or so I am told. Tastes the same to me. Man it is a bummer that people are graduating - all that extra work for dad ;) Nothing takes priority over boys camp, the fire is definitely worth it. It has been raining a lot here as well. If I had to give a weather forecast I would describe every day like this, "Well in the morning hours we should expect some heavy fog, which should clear up just before, noon, the rest of the day we should expect heavy clouds for a downpour, with scattered rainbows to finish it up." It is a good thing that I like rain. The training was mentioned in our ward council here too - it is pretty cool how the church is worldwide. I haven't really had to many details until now. I am sure Xochitl did great. Good topic on that one.
So I was thinking about doing a list of 19 things I have learned while on the mission. Then I realized that I am not a sister missionary. That was a close one.
Over the weekend we had a Youth Hangi for the activity. Xabian came and we received some good news, his dad said that he can be baptized so we should start teaching him this week. This was my first time doing a hangi. It is an interesting process. So we first dig a hole, and then make a fire in that hole, then we put in volcanic rocks that will hold the heat. Once it is white hot on the rocks we put a basket a food on top of the rocks. Cover it with sacks that are soaking wet, cover those sacks with a tarp, then bury the edges so none of the steam is escaping. It makes a really cool bubble of hot air under the tarp, and takes about 2 hours to cook. It was a good experience. That was on Saturday.