THe amanave saints are just like most of samoa a lot of good and a lot of bad but its nomal stuff to work with. I like them a lot though especially the branch president and his wife. THe president is super obedient which is very rare to find in church leaders here so he is reaping so many blessings as he is taking the branch into a ward. His wife though is my favorite because she is really good at baking and she told me last night as well is that she will never get tired of baking for us as long as we're here in their area. :) I was so happy! :) tHE branch is all pretty excited about thw ork thats going on and are pretty okay to help too. :)
Callings? No the branch has been a branch for along time. Its not like we got sent to start something new from scratch we went to go and support the branch that already has its callings filled to bring in enough people to where they can be a ward now but its not like a brand new are of smaoa that hasn't been touched byt the church. All of samoa has been reached but the untis are just weak a lot of times so president felt like this would be a great way to help and really establish the church where in samoa to be strong in the priesthood. So after we leave too they'll just keep doing what they've been doing and The 2 elders who have been there for a while will stay to help maintain it for a while.
THe font? Yes technically because we do baptisms in the ocean but the first baptism will be this saturday and then we wont miss a week without baptisms and man its so exciting everyone in the area is talking about this thing and I honestly feel like most of the people in each village is thinking about it. I love it. :)
Bonding? No not really bonding is just like doing the work... THats one lesson I've learned thanks to president in the work as a missionary you don't need comradery or like bonding stuff because if we're all focused on CHrist then we are united in him but the second we bring in all that other junk like bonding then the work becomes about us christ gets pushed aside and no one comes unto Him, and the work doesn't move forward because now its centered on the wrong people so yes we do bond but staying up in the night and doing those types of things are unnecessary if we are really truly converted to Him and his atonement.
Mothers day? I don't know anything about it. I'm sorry but it hasn't crossed my mind but until its closer itwon't realy matter because we'll be getting transferred soon to anew area after this branch is a ward so if anything is set up while being here then it'll be wasted once we move but don't worry we'll work it out because its american samoa it'll be way easier. :)