My Niece Natalie came to spend a week with us. It was so great to have someone from "home" (even though she now lives in Australia for 2 years) come clear over here to see us. She is always so happy and brings such joy with her it did our hearts good to have her come. While Natalie was here we visited some great sites. Unfortunately, our camera battery died right after we left the school closing I showed in our last blog. Natalie did take some great pictures for us and she will be sending them to us and then I can share the memories of Sandakan. Sandakan was great. We visited the Oran Utan park, the probiscus monkey park, the crocodile farm, the Sandakan war memorial and the Agnes Keith house. It was so much fun to have Natalie visit. She is such an inspiration to me and I love her to pieces.
On the day she left, we visited Mari-Mari, a cultural village here in Borneo. Think Polynesian Cultural center only much much smaller.
THANK YOU NATALIE FOR COMING TO VISIT US. WE WERE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU WITH US. THANKS FOR LAUGHING AT THE SAME CRAZY THINGS.
It was Thanksgiving week here in Borneo, but not too many Borneoans realized it. We did and had a great Thanksgiving Day. I was able to find a Norbest turkey from Moroni, Utah and potatoes from Idaho. Not too bad for way over here. We invited the elders, sisters and a newly returned missionary, David Liew (who served in Virginia) over to our apartment for a Thanksgiving feast. And feast they did. It is so great and so much fun to watch the elders enjoy the food like they did. You would think they hadn't had a Thanksgiving dinner in oh 1 year.