We attended a Zone Meeting about 8 or 9 days ago. We are posting a few pictures but don’t have names. The Elder who is standing is Elder Schroath, the Zone Leader. The Elder wearing a red tie, in the right hand picture, is Elder Paulis. He became the other Zone Leader a few days later.

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We also visited the Seminary in Uman. I obtained a Chuukese Drivers License this past week.

Sister Hardy, ready to get into our boat. Landing site on Umon. Sister Oriko went with us to translate.

Seminary students and Elders Fermanis and Beard. Branch President and Seminary teacher Diophin Matisima. Some of the Uman students.

Leaving Uman. We met the boat at the village and left from there. Our trusty boat driver.

We felt like we were on a new ride at Disneyland. It took us just over half an hour to get there and almost an hour to return. Going into the wind makes a big difference. When the waves got bad, the young man in the hoodie would hold on to the rope and stand up to keep the front of the boat down. When the waves were big, it was a lot like riding a dirt bike. Can you say kidney buster?




13 thoughts on “THE WORK BEGINS

  1. Elder and Sister Hardy – I’ve never met you and didn’t even know you existed until 2 days ago but you have just become 2 of my favourite people in the entire world. My son, Elder Dann, has just arrived on your island and I can’t tell you how good it feels just knowing you are there to keep an eye on him. I look forward to reading your blog every week and seeing all your photos. Thank you for all you are doing 🙂

    • Thank you. We met Elder Dann, briefly. He does not look like a new missionary. He seems very well prepared for the challenges of a mission. I feel a sort of kinship with him having served a mission in northern England over 40 years ago.

      • Thank you. That’s wonderful that you served in Northern England. Were you in the Leeds mission? That’s where my husband and I (and our other 2 children) are from. Did you ever serve in Darlington or Hartlepool?

      • North British Mission back then. Liverpool, Hull, some time in Harrogate. 1969-1971. We will meet with Elder Dann today for language study. We will try to get a picture.

  2. One of those fine young Elders is my boy! Thanks for the pictures, we don’t see many. Tell Elder Tanner Jeffery to keep up the good work from those of us at home next time you see him! I love having couple missionaries close by, it makes it seem like they have extra angels watching over them. Thanks so much… Rachelle

    • We met in a district meeting with Elder Jeffery just two days ago. A picture is going to be posted on our next blog. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to load two pictures so it limits the number of times we can blog. He is a good Elder. We can really feel his spirit. As the Elders say, “He’s on fire!”

  3. Thank you. That’s wonderful that you served in Northern England. Were you in the Leeds mission? That’s where my husband and I (and our other 2 children) are from. Did you ever serve in Darlington or Hartlepool?

  4. I always lowered the pixels of pix before using them, so it won’t take quite that long to load em up! I used 500kb to 1MB for each pix. C Crisp

  5. Elder Jonas’ family would like to do a serving for the people of Romanum on Thanksgiving and wondered if you knew of anything that we could do for them, since you recently was out there and we will probably not have contact with Elder Jonas before then thanks for all you do !!!

  6. Thank you for posting pictures! My son is Elder Schroath and it’s wonderful to see him. We only get pictures from him about 1-2 times a year. I’m so thankful you have this blog–it’s a real lifeline for the parents of Chuukese Elders!

    • Thank you for raising such a good son. He has been a huge help to us. It is a pleasure to work with him. He is doing a great job in his zone leader calling. We are doing our zone Thanksgiving tomorrow (Monday) because of boat schedules and District Conference in a two weeks. Hopefully, we will have more pictures then.

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