WE ARE ABLE TO HOLD YOUTH CONFERENCE, FINALLY!

After being postponed several times, we were able to help with Chuuk District Youth Conference. The weather and the schedule finally came together last Saturday and the youth were able to participate in their Youth Conference.

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Sister Hardy decorated a bit.   The Reeds and Eliasons get ready for the youth to arrive.

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The District Leaders did a great job.

Everyone had the opportunity to feel the spirit as they learned about embarking in the service of God. Speakers talked about serving with heart, might, mind and strength.

Each branch provided some form of entertainment. Some sang.

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Others danced.

One branch wrote and performed a skit.

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The young people loved it! Everyone seemed to have a great time.

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The Pioneer Dancing and the Balloon Games were a hit!

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We were sad to see everyone leave for home.

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Once again, we express our gratitude to our friends, family and loved ones who support us; more importantly, we express our gratitude to the Lord for His tender mercies each day and especially for giving us the opportunity to serve here in Chuuk and the Micronesia Guam Mission.

 

 

 

 

SUMMER COMES TO AN END

We don’t have leaves turning red and gold or shorter days or the chill of the night when you open the door in the morning, but we have the end of summer activities and the beginning of the routines that signal fall is here. I mentioned that we had a couples conference in July. Below is a photo of the group. We returned to Kosrae for their celebration; we joined with the Hursts and the Battys in helping the members make it a great day. The Hursts and the missionaries of the Kosrae Zone enjoyed a lunch at the Nautilus cafe.

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The production went well, but we were backstage so all we have are shots of dress rehearsal. Several of those follow:

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An Old Testament Prophet                 The people separate into Lamanites and Nephites

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Father tells stories from The Book of Mormon                Another Prophet; Moses

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Lehi’s family gives thanks for arriving in the promised land.     Wicked King Noah

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Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty             The entrance to the celebration

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The cultural celebration included singing, dancing, and crafts. The two branches also had a combined choir that was amazing.

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Sister Hurst and Sister Batty                                   Elder & Sister Hardy ready to fly back to Chuuk