Elder Ioelu, from Tonga, with Lee wearing one of Mark's beautiful Ties! Thanks Mark!!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
We rarely see our Mission President, President Peterson. Literally he "flies" in and out and is gone - like a whirlwind. So I took the opportunity to walk into his office and as I take his picture ask him if it's o.k., snap and "Thank You President". We have never seen a man who is always on the run and I mean ALWAYS!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Hey Mark! I wanted you to see this darling missionary, Elder Blucker from New Caledonia, wearing one of your beautiful ties. He was so excited. I said to him - "The tie matches your beautiful dark eyes!" and he said: "And my dark skin!" He is just darling and his native tongue is French so he is going to teach French lessons in hopes of trying to find investigators!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Standing next to the Elders (Blucher and Conner) is Alika. He is 16 years old and just loves to go out tracting with the missionaries. He lives with his grandma because his parents are on drugs. He is a great young man and is very much looking forward to going on a mission in a few years!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
So . . . it's Sunday Afternoon and Lee wants to go for a walk - QUOTE: "It should only take 45 minutes then we can come back and fix Sunday Dinner for the Elders!" I should have had him define "Walk" because it really was more of a Hike that took 45 minutes going up and 30 going down!! He now understands that Hikes are best for Saturdays and Strolls for Sundays!! Look at the size of this single leaf compared to Lee's head!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Amazing PHONE CALL today in the Office. I answered the phone and the lady on the other line said "What do I do to get Baptized into your Church?" Now I ask you how often do people come to you wanting to join the church without even having the lessons taught! She shared with me that her father is Jewish, her mother Catholic and for years she has observed all the churches and believes that the only happy people are the Mormons! She has noticed that the good kids in the High School are the Mormon kids and she wants that for her own children! She asked if she could just show up at Church on Sunday!!! Of course I immediately placed a call to the Elders in her area and they are taking her to Church followed by her first lesson! Like I said: Amazing! Interesting how some people can see this contrast, and yet we have own members in the Church who are less active because they don't appreciate what the Church does in the lives of it's members. We are SOOOO BLESSED to have the influence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives to help us along the way!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Sister Misinale "Brittany" Toki (shorter sister) and Sister Fa'aa'e "Theresa" Lata are true PIONEERS! They are the first Sisters sent to the Christmas Islands and the first American Sisters to serve on the Marshall Islands. Talk about primitive conditions - no one on the island has furniture so they sleep on hard dirt floors, sit and teach on floors, and eat on the floor! Their diet consists of rice, fish and coconut EVERYDAY! We told them we would take them anywhere for dinner and they picked of all places - McDonalds! They were just darling and such great examples to me - so willing to give up everything to serve our Heavenly Father~