With 7 days left of Quinn's mission and counting I thought I would do a little tribute to him and his service to the people of Vanuatu. Quinn was very excited when he received his call to Fiji. It was not a place ANY of us guessed he would be going. He thought Arizona. I hoped third world--(Quinn needed a little humility). We then realized he would actually be serving his entire mission in Vanuatu. The only time spent in Fiji was the flight in and the flight home.... His call said he would be speaking English. Not true! The people of Vanuatu do not speak English. They speak Bislama.. A combination of English and French. Ne blong mi Elda Baka. Wanum nem blong yu? (My name is Elder Baker. What is yours?) He has learned to adapt. He hated fish and pineapple and coconut. He has eaten and learned to love much fish, coconut and pineapple. He has had companions that did not speak English or Bislama. He has had companions that have not known how to read. He has lived without electricity and running water. He has loved the people and served faithfully. Apparently Quinn has gone with a thumbs up sign to say, "I'm Okay..." and taught the people the same thing. We love you Quinn!!! See you soon!
You cannot do a Google search to gain a testimony. You can't text message faith. You gain a life-changing testimony today the same way it has always been done. It comes through desire, study, prayer, obedience and service.
I am wife of one and mother of five. I consider myself loyal, friendly, busy and hopeful. I love my husband, my children, my friends and my girls....I dream of more time to be a better wife, a better mother, a better neighbor and friend.