I still hadn't met my companion yet, but he wasn't that hard to spot because as soon as I stepped off theplane I saw 3 guys in missionary attire so I figured I was in the right place. My companion (Elder Taylor) and I live on the bottom floor of a member's house with the only other missionaries on the island - Elders Maybon and Hankes. Elder Taylor is a great guy and he's very spiritual and motivated to do the work here. He takes very good care of me.
The people here are outrageously kind and loving! I met some people and they treat me as if I was there long lost son or something like that. People here just have the mentality that, it doesn't matter if we dont have the means to do it, we'll do it for you. In fact I've only been here for one week (ish) and someone has already bought my groceries! It's insane! I've really grown to love the people here already!
So, there are two markets here on Molokai and no big chains except for the gas stations. Stuff is veeeeery expensive here, gas is $4.90 a gallon, peanut butter is $7 a jar, milk is $10 a gallon and ice cream is $20 a half gallon. So I feel very blessed that someone already bought groceries for me. We have a chicken coop in our back yard so we get eggs a lot which is convenient. Oh by the way, the average missionary gains 40lbs over the two years here... I'm working hard to not be the average missionary.
Also there are centipedes, big spiders, rats and mice rampant and oh yeah scorpions here.
Oh also we went on a killer hike yesterday that took roughly 3 and a half hours to complete, up a huge mountain and through some seriously thick jungle until we reached the best view I have ever seen in my life! It looked like a scene straight out of King Kong! Oh and one wrong step off of where we took pictures and we would've died for sure. Don't worry, I was safe and I'm sending photos!
Aloha and Mahalo nui loa!