After 5 days in Guam, we made it here to Chuuk. We live in a village called Mechitiw. The picture on the left shows our apartment. It has two bedrooms, one of which is an office. The picture on the right is taken from just outside our door. The ocean is close anywhere on the island. It has taken several days to get the internet working. After a few more days we find that the internet is not so slow at 3 or 4 in the morning. Uploading pictures is a challenge. We have met with the Seminary teachers in the area in a general meeting. Our next step is to go to the various branches and visit Seminary while they teach. We are set to make three of those visit this week. Two of those visits require a boat ride. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.
The first Saturday we were here Elder Kleven and Elder Holmes had a baptism. These photos show Elder Holmes teaching a song to the children who are gathering for Sacrament meeting in Mechitiw Branch.
After the block, families are leaving. Elders Heim and Simpson from Nantaku. They confirmed three members in the meeting.
We also had the chance to meet with the Director of Education here on Chuuk and with the local high school principal. We will be offering BYUH classes in education for local teachers. The classes will be at no cost to the teachers. It should be a great blessing to the local folks who can teach with only two years of college, and little or no education classes.
Thanks to everyone at home for your support and prayers. We feel it and it helps. Now, off to Romanum.