I think I’ve told you before, that the staple food here is sweet potatoes and greens (not lettuce, more like grass or leaves!) The people here live off of this. They eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (if they eat 3 meals, most don’t), and they even eat it for special events!!
The people are so nice here! They bring us food every day! Most of the time it’s kids, but adults do it too! I think they think since we don’t have gardens, we don’t have any food! I’m actually glad that they didn’t see the HUGE airplane bring in all of our food! But everyday, we get at least 2 bundles of “grass…I mean greens”, TONS of oranges (not the same as you eat!), huge pumpkins, and sweet potatoes! How do I tell them…”Please don’t waste your food on me!” Or “Thanks but no thanks!” Haha.
And don’t even try to throw it away! They will see it in your trash pile and get offended! So here’s what I do, I give it to the kids that come and see me! Of course, I have to remember what they gave me, and give them the other food! I also have a friend (also she’s a believer) that knows I’m not crazy about kumu (greens), so I will secretly give them to her and she will feed it to her family…or pig! The last resort is I have Olivia or Sophie take it over to the Kathy and Andrew (the other missionary’s) house… and I know they don’t want it, but how can they resist our cute kids!!