By Duncan Nofsinger

This past week, we got to spend our time at homestays in the Fijian village of Nakuku, and it’s safe to say that it was everyone’s favorite part of the trip so far. During a few hours of each day, we got to build a footpath through the village. We worked hard on it, and it paid off just in time for rainy season.

For the rest of the day, we were able to do tons of other awesome activities in and around Nakuku. Whether it was playing with the puppies, eating wild pineapple, relaxing and drinking kava in the kava circle each night, or playing river rugby, we had a blast no matter what we did. And we did all of these cool things while immersing ourselves in a culture full of love, kindness, and open doors (and great food of course). After songs, laughter, and maybe even some tears, we finally had to say goodbye. We can’t say enough about how much of an impact the people of Nakuku had on us, we miss them already.