Here are the youth from Chuuk learning the cultural art of weaving using palm leaves at our Youth Conference held June 20, 21, and 22.. Not only did they learn how to make mats and baskets, but they also made brooms, coconut huskers (a stick with a point on both ends--one into the ground, the other for opening the husk of older coconuts). These are practices that have been going on for ages here in the islands.
These next two photos show just what preparations are made for the all of the food consumed at the Youth Conference. It was made in big pots at various locations around the Mwan Branch, then brought to the building's kitchen and distributed on plates or in plastic food carriers (like they use around town at the fast food places). Notice the plates full of food. They enjoyed rice (most every meal), and had various other foods such as: some form of chicken, taro, kimchee, hot dogs, macaroni salad, tapioca, and breadfruit. The one thing that was totally good and everyone lined up for was the fruit salad with sweetened condensed milk. Of course, the biggest hit of any day was Ice Cream--if they got it. They eat Ice Cream and some sort of bread product whenever they can!! Not just cake, but
regular rolls, cinnamon rolls, whatever bread is available. Actually it is not bad!!!