Monday, December 22, 2014

Fianarantsoa week 12

Well, not a whole ton happened this week. There was one exciting thing that happened, it was TRANSFER WEEK!!! I stayed in Fianarantsoa and Elder Garcia left to Tana wednesday morning!   Then my new companion Elder Covey got here
 wednesday night! He is way cool! He has been here 6 weeks longer than me so we are both not very good at the language, but that's okay, we can get by. And he is a way hard worker and really excited about the work so that is good! I am super excited for this transfer! 
our  place all decorated for Christmas
Other than that absolutely nothing cool happened this week. We are just getting ready for Christmas! I hope you all have a great Christmas and remember the true reason we celebrate it! 
I am so grateful for my savior Jesus Christ and for the special opportunity we have to celebrate and remember His birth this week! Without Him we would all be lost and there would be no purpose in life! I know that that is true and that if we give up our lives in His service we can return to live with Him and our Father in Heaven again! 
I love you all! Have a great week!
Merry Christmas/Joyeux Noel!!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

 The head! And yes... they did put it into the pot with the rest of the meat! 

 This is our branch presidents family. They invited us over for dinner last monday. They are way cool!
 Elder Garcia and I baptized this girl this week
: Elder Garcia with the chicken we just bought!

 The lady that just had a baby with the chicken and the baby

 Sharpening the knife in preparation to kill the chicken

 The finished product! A small plate of rice with some chicken! It tasted great!

: Oh! I forgot to say that it HAILED this week! It was insane!!!! The hail was the size of a cherry! It was so loud! We just ducked for cover in a store and waited about 45 minutes for it to stop hailing!

This is the dinner president got us! It was delicious!!!

The rainstorm that we had on Sunday! And that is the puddle that we got to walk through! It was wonderful!!!
I had to pour the water out of my shoes.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Well this week had a few exciting things happen!

 First off, on wednesday we had a baptism! The girl that didn't get baptized on saturday got baptized. Elder Garcia baptized her. It was a really good baptism! The spirit was there really strongly testifying that she was doing the right thing! She was so happy afterwards and just glowing with the spirit! I'm super happy for her! And the service was just outstanding! There was one talk given on baptism by water and the speaker was just incredible! He is this young missionary from American Fork, Utah named Elder Glazier. haha Yes, I got to give my first talk on wednesday.  It went pretty well. It was on baptim by water so not too hard, especially since we teach about baptism all the time! It was pretty short, but I felt pretty good about it when I sat down. I was a little bit scared but not terrified. It would have been a lot worse if it had been in sacrament with the whole branch there!

Then after the baptism we went and visited one of our investigators who just had a baby. Elder Garcia told her he would bring her a chicken when she had her baby if he was still here so we went and bought a chicken and took it to her. We then killed the chicken (elder Garcia got to do it) and made it into some sauce for our rice. It was way cool to get to watch the whole process from beginning to end of how they prepare the meat. They are really good at it! They were so fast at taking the feathers off and getting the meat ready to eat! I have some good pictures at the bottom.

The next thing that happened was on saturday we had zone conference! It was my first zone conference and I wasn't really sure what to expect, but it was a really great experience! We talked a lot about true conversion and giving up everything to the Lord! That is what we covenant at baptism and if we don't try our hardest and repent and try to become like Christ we will wish we had at judgement day. President showed us some very descriptive sciptures about how we will feel at judgement depending on how we lived. It really made me want to try to do just a little bit better and to give just a little more time and a little more effort everyday.

Then after zone conference we went to this insanely nice restaurant and had a way good meal that president bought for us! Then when we got home the AP's had a few packages and letters for us so that was great to get some mail from people back home!!!

Then on sunday we had another INSANE rainstorm! It rained so hard and we had to walk through all of these huge puddles! One of them that we walked through was half way to my knee! It was really gross because they have open sewers and it was right by this huge pile of trash (they just make big piles around the city and then burn them) so you just try not to think about what you are walking through. I literrally dumped water out of my shoes and rang it out of my socks! It was ridiculous!!! It's kind of fun too though. It makes me feel like I'm really in Madagascar!

The last exciting thing that happened this week was WE GOT TRANSFER NEWS!!!!!!!!!!! Transfers are this wednesday and I was pretty excited to find out what would happen to me. I am staying here in Fianarantsoa and Elder Garcia is leaving and going up to Tana. My new comp is named Elder Covey and has only been out for one transfer more than me so it's going to be an interresting transfer or two. I am going to have to do a lot of leading the area and I hope I am ready for that! I don't know much about Elder Covey. I told the other elders I didn't want to know what they thought about him because I wanted to be able to form my own opinions about him rather than already thinking he is lazy or cocky or whatever else. I will let you know next week how he is.

That was my week! Lots of exciting things happened! I have been so grateful for my time with Elder Garcia! He has taught me so much and I know that God chose him as my trainer for a reason. I will never forget the time I had with him and the things he taught me. It wasn't always easy, but I don't think it ever will be. Life isn't easy. But I know for a fact that my mission call came from God and that where I am working and who my companion is comes from God. It doesn't matter what I think about it, it's from God which means it's right so I need to make the most of every minute and try my very hardest to learn everything I can from my situation. I think that can be applied to everyone. Sometimes things don't go our way and sometimes things go perfect, but if we will just go into every situation with a good attitude we can learn and grow a lot more than if we have a negative attitude.
That's my little discourse on attitude. haha

 And now I want to give a shoutout to my sister-in-law Kristal! She has a birthday on the 20th and is still aging very well! haha We have loved having her in our family! Happy Birthday Kristal!

That's all of my news this week! Have a great week and I love you all tons!

Love, Elder Glazier

Monday, December 8, 2014

 Everything is great here in Fianarantsoa! I'm loving the work and trying my hardest to just wear myself out in the service of the Lord!   Church is long for me here. It is very hard to sit in meetings for 3 hours when everything is in Malagasy and you only understand maybe 1/3 or 1/2 of what is going on. And then after that you have branch council for 1 1/2 hours. But I really like going to church because it's fun to see how much more I understand each week! I'm sure that some day I will understand everything that is going on, but I'm still waiting for that day! haha

This week was pretty quiet. Nothing too exciting happened until Saturday

 On Saturday we had a baptism! We were supposed to have 2 couples that are both boyfriend and girlfriend. They all know the gospel is true and have such strong testimonies! The one couples names are Rija and Larissa and they are the ones that were supposed to get baptized a few weeks ago on November 22 but didn't show up, and the other couple's names are Nikita and Rado. Nikita and Rado are probably my favorite investigators that we've taught. They are both way way cool and they know the gospel so well and are so ready to accept it! So Saturday morning rolls around and we get to the church for the baptism. Nikita and Rado show up and Nikita tells us that she can't get baptized that day. We were shocked and kept asking why. She really didn't want to tell us, but finally she shyly told us and we'll just say she didn't want to get in the water... so we weren't really sure what to do about that, but Rado was there and ready to go! So we waited for about 45 minutes and still no Rija and Larissa. We tried calling a million times but it was just going straight to voicemail so Elder Garcia and I got a taxi and went to their house and it was locked and nobody was home. So we went back to the church and did Rado's baptism! Oh, and did I already mention that he asked ME to baptize him???!!!!!! Ya, it was so cool!!! I got to do my first baptism!!!! The spirit was so strong and he was so so so happy when he came out of the water! It felt so good to know that I helped somebody make a covenant with our Father in Heaven and be baptized!!! And then Nikita is getting baptized on Wednesday. We are going to have a small little service for her and baptize her. She is going to Tana for a few weeks so we wanted to baptize her before she goes. I'm really excited that they will both be members and have the Holy Ghost with them as their constant companion! Rado was talking to me after and said that he thinks he might want to go on a mission in a year! I really hope he does! He would be a way awesome missionary! 

So now to the question that I know you are all asking... "Why didn't Rija and Larissa show up to the baptism??" Well... I wish I could tell you. We have gone to their house and tried calling them several times and can't get a hold of them. We were hoping they would come to church on Sunday and we could talk to them but they weren't there. So we have no idea what is going on that would cause them to not show up to their own baptism two times in a row. We think they must not have told us the truth when we asked if they were ready, and they must not have told the truth when they got interviewed for baptism, but we aren't really sure.
But that is the only exciting thing that happened this week! Other than that it was a very ordinary week with not too many things that are worth talking about.

But I know that our Heavenly Father knows each one of us individually and knows our needs and He wants us to return to Him. I know that when we make covenants with Him that if we will keep those covenants He will pour out blessings upon us and that our lives will be better because of it. We will still have hard things, life isn't easy, but with God we can overcome anything. I know that is true,.

 I love the atonement. If I had to whittle my testimony down to one truth that is the one that would come out on top. I know with every part of my soul that the atonement is real and that if we will use it in our lives and let Christ heal us we can be clean from our sins and shortcomings and faults, and that He will help us become better. We are never alone. Because Christ suffered everything, and He did it alone, we will never have to. He is always there reaching His hands out towards us. All we have to do is grab His hand. It doesn't matter what is going on in our lives, we can always turn to Christ and He can make it better. I know that is true and nothing will ever change that. Christ is our Savior.

 in the name of Jesus Christ,   amen.

Monday, December 1, 2014

9372: This is a little girl in our branch. Her parents just got baptized not that long ago. She is 7 years old and one of the cutest little girls I've ever seen (other than my nieces of course)! She is so funny and always runs up to us and does the secret handshake we made up!

9378: This was my thanksgiving dinner. It's steak with noodles and vegetables! It was super good and super expensive!

9379: This is me at thanksgiving getting ready to eat! I was so excited! I have my knife and fork in hand! 
Well not too much new or exciting happened this week here in Madagascar. We did a lot of tracting and looking for new investigators this week so we taught a lot of first lessons. By the end of my mission I think I will be giving firsts in my sleep! haha we give at least one or 2 everyday! I need to start finding a way to change things up so I don't get caught in the flow of things and just teach a memorized lesson but really care about the person I'm teaching and really trying to help them understand and feel the spirit.

Other than that we had a GIANT rainstorm this week! It was by far the craziest rainstorm I have ever seen in my entire life! The road that we were walking down turned into a river in a matter of about 10 minutes! It was so cool! Everyone said that that is a pretty normal rainstorm but that it lasted a little longer than normal. It pored so hard for about 45 minutes. they said usually it's closer to 15 or 20 minutes. It was so cool though and I'm getting ready for cyclone season! 

We have a baptism planned for this saturday and we are hoping our peope that didn't show up for their baptism on the 22 of November will show this time. We did their baptismal interviews again and they passed so they should be there! And then we have another investigator named Suborque (weird name, I know). He is 24 and seems to have some kind of mental problem. Apparently he smoked a lot of weed when he was a teenager so his brain is a little bit fried. He comes to church every week and has heard all of the lessons twice and a couple of them 3 times. We had him meet with the branch president and he said that he thinks he is ready for baptism. He has a real desire to follow Christ and he knows and believes what we are teaching him. So he will have a baptismal interview this week with Elder Rigby, our zone leader, and if he passes we will baptize him this saturday as well! The work here is still going well! 

For thanksgiving this week we went to this super nice vazzah (a white person/tourist) hotel that has a restaurant inside. It was super expensive like 12-15 dollars which is insanely expensive here! But the food was way good and all of the elders in Fianarantsoa went. we all said what we are grateful for and then ate our feast. That was all we did to celebrate thanksgiving. And then we showed our thanks to God by going out and working hard to bring His children to the knowledge of the restored gospel! It was a good day, but a lot different from thanksgiving in America.

The last thing is I want to give a shout out to my brother-in-law Micah! Happy Birthday Micah! He's going to be really old this friday! He has been a great addition to our family and we are really glad to have him be part of the Glazier Clan! 

The malagasy word of the week is Renirano (ren-ee-ron-ooh). It means river. The reason I chose this as my word of the week is because when it rained here the road turned into a river and we couldn't walk out in the rain without getting soaked so we just ducked under a little tarp that somebody was selling stuff under! It was insane! 
Well that's all for now.

 The church is true and the Book of Mormon is the word of God. This is God's true church here on the Earth and he is leading the work. I know that if we will read the scriptures everyday and keep the commandments of God He will bless us more than we can imagine! He is our Father in Heaven and He loves each one of us beyond comprehension and wants to bless us and help us in our lives. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Love, Elder Glazier

Monday, November 24, 2014

This is me teaching at the school! It was so weird! They were all crammed into this one litle tiny room and had one light bulb in the middle of the ceiling.

This is Elder Garcia waiting for the bikes to get fixed. It was sprinkling while we waited so he has his umbrella.

This is me with some little kids that are always outside of the grocerie store. I'm pretty sure they are all homeless and they all ask me for food and money when we go shopping. But they are my buddies now because I always say hi to them when we go past and actually act like I care about them. They always want to give me knuckles so that's super fun. I bought them a loaf of bread last p-day and they were all so excited! It was cool, they all made sure to split it up evenly and made sure that they all had the same amount! They really take care of each other! 

Fianarantsoa week 8

Well this week was pretty crazy! We had a HUGE rainstorm on sunday and got completely drenched! The entire road was just like a big muddy river! It was so insane! Sorry I don't have any pictures, I was on my bike and just trying to stay out of the river plus I didn't want my camera to get ruined. But I'm sure we'll have some more storms so I'll make sure to get a picture!

The next crazy thing that happened was a few days later we went to one of our investigators that has been having some questions and he told us he doesn't want to learn from us anymore and that he got initiated as a priest in another church! Elder Garcia and I were both super shocked and didn't know quite what to do. We ended up just telling him that if he decided he wanted to know if our message was true he needed to ask God. There wasn't too much we could do at that point. He seemed pretty set. So that was pretty crazy!

Then on Friday our bikes were having some problems so we called the office and the guy in charge of all of the bike stuff said we needed to go to our bike guy and have him do the monthly check-up and that we needed to stay there and watch him do the whole thing. That was really bad news because that meant we had to sit at the bike shop for almost 2 hours and watch the guy take apart the entire bike, clean everything, and put it back together. By the time that was done it was already 3 o'clock and we still hadn't eaten lunch. So we didn't get out to work until about 4 in the afternoon that day and then had to go by foot. Our area is super huge so we only got to teach two lessons that whole day.

The last cool thing that happened this week was on saturday we went and taught at a school. One of our investigators is an English teacher at a little tiny school here. They have 24 students and there is him and one other guy that teach them. He asked us to come to the school and teach about the gospel and then to teach a little bit of English. So we went and taught 24 school kids between the ages of    9-15. They all seemed to really like our message and they were all very knowledgable about God and Jesus. The other teacher also really seemed to enjoy our message. I don't know if anything will come of it, but if not it was a really cool experience. Once we finished teaching them about the restoration and the Book of Mormon we taught them a little bit of English! It was such a cool experience and it really made me appreciate my education! We often take for granted the incredible opportunities that we have in America, especially the opportunity that we have to gain an education. It is a privledge to get to go to school here in Madagascar! There are many kids that don't get the opportunity because their families can't afford it.

Take a minute this week, especially during Thanksgiving, to thank your Heavenly Father for the blessings He has given you in your life. Think about your family, your homes, the food on the table, the bed and blanket that you have to sleep with, and remember that there are people in other parts of the world that aren't able to be thankful for those things because they don't have them. I know that this thanksgiving is going to have a whole new meaning for me and I hope that  you will all take a second away from your festivities to think about the millions of blessings that you have in your life and give thanks to God.

I know that God lives and that he loves all of his children. His arms are always outstretched. If we will just turn to Him he will embrace us and protect us. He can make so much more out of our lives than we can on our own. He is our Father and will never forsake us. No matter how lost we feel His mercy is infinite and He will always take us back. Read Alma 26:16. That is how I feel. I love my Savior and my Heavenly Father and I'm grateful for everything they give me!

The Malagasy word of the week is misoatra (mee-soh-cha). It means thank you or to give thanks.

Love you all!
 Love, Elder Glazier

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fianarantsoa (now South) week 7

This week was pretty good! We had quite a bit of change this week! On Tuesday we woke up and our district leader said we were moving and needed to pack our bags. So we spent all morning packing our bags and taking everything in our room down to the bottom floor (we lived on the 3rd story of a big house). Once we finally got everything moved to the bottom floor one of the mission drivers (a guy that lives in Antananarivo and just drives all over the country for the president) came and we put all of our stuff in his van and went to our other house. Then we unloaded everything and put it in our new house. So that took us all morning, but we finally got moved in and then got to go and get to work!
And then on Wednesday the new elders came so we got to go greet them and help them get all moved in! They seem really cool! Their names are Elder Rigby and Elder Johnson. Elder Rigby is our new zone leader since our district turned into a zone. And now Elder Garcia, my companion, is the district leader. But the two new elders are both really fun and outgoing so that is good! I think I am really going to like them!
We went on a really cool hike this morning (monday)! It was really green and we got away from all of the houses and buildings! It was really cool! I loved getting out and getting to see nature! I took some really cool pictures! At the top of the hike there was this huge crown of thorns and there were tons of like different little idols and stuff. It was really cool!

cute little kids  

This Camelion is so cool

Me and the new Zone leader.  Look at this view.

Stripling Warrior Mama's Boy

Replica of the crown of thorns

We saw this little pineapple on our hike

One of the statues we saw.

I found this tooth

This is a common site in Madagascar.  They wash their clothes down by the rice paddies.

Fresh produce

The last thing that was really cool that happened this week was we had a really cool lesson! We taught this lady named Soeur Bakoly (sur buh-kol-ee) and her son and at the end of the lesson we asked her what she thought about the things we had taught and she said she knew it was the words of God and that we were His messengers! And then we gave her a Book of Mormon and she was SO excited! She couldn't believe that we would give her a Book of Mormon and she just kept telling us thank you over and over and she was kissing it and just so grateful that we would give it to her! It was one of the coolest experiences I have ever had! She was so ready to hear our message and I think she is going to be a golden investigator! I'm really excited to go back and to teach her again!

But that's all that happened this week here in Fianarantsoa South (my area). I'm still loving Madagascar and my love for this country and these people keeps growing and growing!

The word of the week is bevoka (bay-voo-ka) which means pregnant. I just found out that my sister and my sister-in-law are both pregnant so this is a shoutout to Kristan and to Summer! Congrats you guys! I'm super excited for you! Summer you are such a great mom and there is one more kid that is so lucky to have you has a mom! And Kristan, you are going to be such a good mom! You guys have both been such good examples to me and I've loved having you as sisters!

Until next week, love,

Elder Glazier

Monday, November 10, 2014

Fianarantsoa week 6

This week was a pretty normal week... Nothing too exciting happend. We just had lots of lessons like usual! We found a couple of really awesome FLF's (Father Led Families). That is a really big push in the mission right now because we really need more melchizedek priesthood holders here in Madagascar! So we're hoping that they will progress and we will be able to get a couple new families in our branch!

We got transfer news this week. And surprise... I'm staying in Fianarantsoa with my trainer. I already knew I would be because they never split up trainers and their kid (in madagascar they call your trainee your son and your trainer is your dad. and then your second companion is your mom and you're his daughter). Kinda weird, but it's fun. So me and Elder Garcia will be working together for at least 5 more weeks. This transfer is getting shortened one week so that there won't be elders in the airport over Christmas. So after that I could go anywhere! Along with transfer news we found out that our area is splitting and that our district is becoming a zone! Elder Garcia is becoming the district leader, and one of the new elders that is coming will be the zone leader. Another area in the mission is splitting as well so now we will have 6 zones in the mission instead of just 4! The work is definitely growing here in Madagascar! 

This wednesday I will have been gone for 3 months! I can't believe it! The time has gone by so fast! It feels like only a couple weeks ago I was getting ready to go to the MTC and now I've been in Madagascar for more than a month and on my mission for 3! I love being a missionary and I love doing this work! It is undoubtedly the Lord's work and he is guiding us to the people who are ready to hear the gospel!

The word of the week is Orana (ooh-ruh-nuh). it means rain. We finally got rain this week and we got soaking wet! We were at the church and didn't have our raincoats so we had to ride our bikes home to get our coats which was like a 5 minute bike ride through a crazy hard rainstorm! By the time we got home there wasn't a spot on my body that wasn't soaked. It was sweet! I'm super excited for cyclone season which is coming up in the next couple of months. We don't know if we'll get a cyclone this year or not, but it's possible. A cyclone is the same thing as a hurricane so that would be pretty crazy! But I'm sure they keep the missionaries safe so I'm not too worried about it.
Anyway, love you all and I'm praying for you! Have a great week! 
Love, Elder Glazier

 This is how rich people work their rice patties. Most people just work the fields by hand with shovels and stuff.

This is what they call a Fete (fet). It's french for party. It was just a big party with all of the members in Fianarantsoa. It was pretty fun! We had a few investigators show up so that was good! It was just in the church. They served rice and Loache. The loache was just some grilled chicken. It was way good though!

Monday, November 3, 2014

FIANARANTSOA WEEK 5 (November 2 2014)

This week was awesome!

 We had the zone leaders come on Wednesday night so on Thursday one of them went on a split with me and Elder Garcia. It was way nice to get to see how somebody else interacts with the people and teaches. And then Thursday night the AP's got here. On Friday Elder Weber (he says it Webber), one of the zone leaders, went on a split with us. And Friday Elder Fox, the other AP, went with us. So we had three days in a row of having another elder with us on a split. I learned so much from all of them! I really want to try to be a lot more friendly to everyone and just having a smile on my face. I'm here preaching the filazantsara (fee-luh-zon-tsah-rah) wich means gospel, but it literally translates to good news. I'm preaching the good news and that is something to be happy about. I need to teach with excitement and with a smile. 
And then on Saturday and Sunday we finally got to watch conference! It was sooooo good! I have never been so excited for conference in my entire life! Having to wait an extra month was so hard and just made the anticipation build! But it was so good to finally get to hear the voice of the prophets and apostles! I know for sure they are called of God! I felt the spirit so strongly listening to their words and I know that they are inspired and receive revelation for all of us. We need to listen to their words and apply them in our lives. It does us no good to have a living prophet if we don't give heed to his counsel. We all have things we can work on and we all have things we can learn from conference. The conference Ensign should be coming out right about now. I'd challenge you to go through and read the talks again and to pick at least one thing that you are going to change and do better because of the words that were spoken.
Our district has a baptism planned this saturday the 8th and we were super excited about it because we had 4 people we were hoping were going to get baptized. There was one couple who was just waiting for their legal marriage to go through because here it's really hard to get legally married so everyone just gets what they call "fomba gasy" (foom-ba gas) which just means they're married and they have a big party and stuff like a wedding, but they just aren't legally married. So they were supposed to be done with that last week but the papers didn't end up coming so they have to wait until the 22nd to be baptized. And then we had another couple that is a boyfriend and girlfriend that were ready, but when they did their baptismal interviews they said they wanted some more time. They had been living the law of chastity for the last month but they just wanted a little more time to feel like they had totally repented so they are waiting until the 22nd as well.  So that was good to hear that they are taking this seriously and recognize that this is a big commitment. But I was pretty disappointed about the legal marriage one because they are so ready for baptism. They both know it is true and are more than willing to live it! So we don't have any baptisms this week anymore, but we should have quite a few on the 22nd! We have quite a few investigators with the 22nd as their goal for baptism so hopefully they will continue preparing well!

That's about all that has happened this week.
 Oh, our first transfer is next week. I'll still be with Elder Garcia because I'm being trained. But our area will be splitting and we'll be moving to a new house so I'll keep you updated on that.

The word of the week this week is Mpaminany (mpaw-me-nah-nee). the "m" at the beginning is really short and quiet. It means prophet. I'm sure you can guess why I chose this as my word of the week. I just loved conference so much and I'm so grateful for the living prophet that leads the church today!

Fantatro fa marina Ny Fiangonan'i Jesoa Kristy ho an'ny Olomasin'ny Andro Farany. Fantatro fa marina Ny Bokin'i Mormona. Raha te-hahafantatra ianao ny fahamarinana azy dia tsy mainsty hangataka amin'Adriamanitra. Tsy misy ny fomba hafa afaka ahafantarantsika ny fahamarinana. Fantatro fa ny mpaminany velona i Thomas S. Monson, mila manarika ny teniny isika. Raha manao izany isika, hiverina amin'Adriamanitra. Amin'ny anaran'i Jesoa Kristy, amena.

I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I know that The Book of Mormon is true. If you want to know the truth of it you must ask God. There is no other way we can know the truth. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet. We need to follow his words. If we do that we will return to God. In the name of Jesus Christ,   amen.

ZEBU FEET!!!!!! TO EAT!!!!

Zebu (cow) feet, A common meal starter!

Part of the Fianarantsoa Branch
These kids are so happy and humble.

The Rice Patties just keep growing

According to the Shoe salesman, these Ecco s are the most durable missionary shoes!
After 5 weeks in the streets and in the homes of Fianarantsoa! !

And we believed them.
Maybe I only wear the left shoe.  HAH
Maybe a walk into the rice paddie
I finally polished these after 5 weeks in Mada

Like I said,  There are sunsets like you have never seen.

What a beautiful view