Institute, Elder Fiti, and Thanksgiving

The young single adults have very few activities, so we held an Institute activity. Over 60 were in attendance and were able to mingle with LDS young adults from other branches.

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Activities included a discussion on dating (which is difficult since there is no word for dating, since it is not a part of the culture), pioneer dancing, and musical numbers from the various branches.

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It was fun to get them to mingle and speak up. Neither is really encouraged by the culture they live in.

Another fun event was a party at Mechitiw Branch for Elder Fiti, who completed his mission and returned to his home on Tonoas. He was a District Leader and was loved and respected by the people of the branch in Mechitiw.  He will be a real strength for the church here in Chuuk District.

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The children tried to be patient while sitting on the floor. Elder Fiti presented a talk and his testimony. It was a good meeting and afterward, like all good meetings should end, we had food.  IMG_1569      IMG_1575

Speaking of food, the Eliasons, the Reeds and the Hardys were able to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for the 26 Elders and Sisters who serve here in Chuuk. It was a fun time and the food was certainly appreciated.

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After the meal we took a group picture. Parents, hopefully you can find your missionary. We have also included some pictures of zone meeting so you can see a few more missionary pictures.IMG_1578          IMG_1553

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For friends, family,and loved ones who support us with prayers, Facebook posts, and care packages. Kinisou!

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5 thoughts on “Institute, Elder Fiti, and Thanksgiving

  1. Hey guys! I didn’t know how to get in touch with you except through your blog. Do you know Elder Sampson. I’m not sure if he is the mission president or not. He is from our area here in Southern Utah. We’ve been working with his son to purchase a lot. His son is in our stake. I love seeing your blog and hearing about the work you’re doing there in the islands.

  2. Hey guys! I didn’t know how to get in touch with you except through your blog. Do you know Elder Sampson. I’m not sure if he is the mission president or not. He is from our area here in Southern Utah. We’ve been working with his son to purchase a lot. His son is in our stake. I love seeing your blog and hearing about the work you’re doing
    there in the islands.

    • Hello! We don’t know Elder Sampson. Our Mission President is John S. Zarbock. We love hearing from you and hope all is well. We are working hard and don’t post as often as we should to our blog, but are thrilled you can use it to contact us. Missions are tough but VERY rewarding. Hope you might get the chance before too long. Sincerely, Elder and Sister Hardy

      • Elder and Sister Hardy, I didn’t check the notification box previously so I hadn’t seen your reply. Actually my husband and I are currently serving a service mission at the Family Search Library in St. George. It doesn’t have quite the beautiful area and new experiences that you guys get to experience, but it is very rewarding being able to assist the people who come in finding and linking with their ancestors. Some very special, spiritual experiences. Prayers are always sent up for you missionaries.

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