Map of Tonga in the South Pacific

Map of Tonga in the South Pacific

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Relatives Came

It was the middle of June, and we had had a huge rainstorm earlier in the week, leaving a lot of mud and large puddles. But now the weather was good--not too hot and humid, for it's the beginning of winter, and everything was drying up. It was evening and we were at the airport to meet a plane with three of our relatives, the first (and only) ones to make the long and costly trip. Thoughts raced through my brain--Were they really on the plane? What would they think of Tonga and our life here? How would the visit go? I was excited and full of anticipation, with a touch of nervousness mixed in. Then there they were, coming out the doors to greet us. The relatives came!

Making it official--here they are!

Tasman's Landing.
With our guide at the natural land bridge.

Blowhole power and beauty.

Tasman's Landing

Feasting at 'Oholei.

At Marco's Pizza Pasta.

Ready for church.
Relaxing at Pangaimotu.

Pangaimotu beachcombing.
Church conference dinner.

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