Thursday, November 10, 2016

More Pizza?!?!

     Well hello everybody from the mission office in Papeete, French Polynesia! I had a fairly good week though mighty stressful as well with all that we have to do. We went all the way to the other side of the island again this week to deliver stuff and inspect a potential new house (more like a mansion!) for the sisters. We went countless times to the boat docks to deliver stuff to the islands, went with president to get mail, etc.
Boat dock, my second home

     So this week I had the opportunity to attend "conseil des dirigeants" (leadership counsel?) at presidents house with all the zone leaders and such. It was a great experience and I learned a lot about being a leader and it was very spiritually edifying. AFTER the first part of this meeting, president asked us to go get pizzas. Little did we know he had already ordered the pizzas and had sent us with the money just to pick them up. We thought we were supposed to order them as well. SO! When we got to the pizza joint we ordered 9 pizzas and payed for it with the money president gave us and later picked it up and took it to presidents house. Upon arrival we brought the pizzas and president said "Elder Clements! this isn't the order I made! hurry take them back!" Me: "uuuhhh, no these are the ones we ordered." President: "What?! You ordered pizzas?!" and so on. President thought it was funny but sister Bize got after us pretty good but forgave us. All in all, we ended up spending $240 in pizza and had 19 pizzas hahaha!!! Oh la la!!! We had a pretty good laugh and are now famous so there's some good that comes from everything.
     A really cool quote that president shared with us in our meeting that I'll try and translate: "The capacity of a man to lead depends on the number of decisions that he will have taken in his life." And thus, even if its a bad decision it helps us grow. Ok well that's about all the time I have today due to all the missionaries shuffling in and out of the office asking for things. We had an investigator come to church for the first time, the fast went well, and I get along pretty well with my companion. Keep it up, proud of you all, love you all! have a good one!

-Elder Clements
Guess who's truck the black one is

Getting to use the iPhone 7...surprise of my life!