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Sunday, April 13, 2014

October Chuuk Zone Conference, Mechams come to town!

Here we are at the Zone Conference!  President and Sister Mecham came into town and we all met at the Blue Lagoon Resort for accountability and training.  As always President and Sister Mecham gave inspiring messages and trainings and the Spirit was strong.  Due to some unfortunate circumstance our camera went "bust" on us and these photos are courtesy of Elder Roque who kindly allowed us to use his camera to record the event .  Elder Walters got the shots of the cruise ship and allowed us to print them here.  A big thanks to both of those fine Elders.
We always like to include shots of the companionships so let us begin!  Here is Elders Obray and Lavites and Elders Fabiano and Mackie!  Both companisonships are on the island of Paata
 Above we have Elders Roque and Walters who are in Nantaku, and Elders Fabiano and Plocher who are not companions, but slipped one in on the photographer for a laugh!  Below are shots of Elders Daniels and Plocher on Uman, another shot of Obray and Lavites (Elder Lavites will be going home at our our next transfer).  Elders Plocher and Daniels again and Elders Rainey and Vanisi who are on Udot!
Below we have Elders Peck and Simpson who are in Neauo, another shot of Elders Roque and Walters, Elders Vanisi and Rainey, and then Elders simpson and Mackie who were companions in the MTC.
In the left photos  we have Sister Mecham teaching a lesson with Elder Johnson in the background!  Then we have Elders Jonas and Hunter who are in Wichap.  The bottom section of these photos have Our Grandson (FLat Wyatt) and Elder Crisp at one of the Japanese Machine Guns brought up from the bottom of the ocean.  These came from the destruction of the Japanese Fleet during World War II.  Truk Lagoon was the site of Japan's "Pearl Harbor".  The last picture in this set shows Elders Hunter and Jonas in route to the Blue Lagoon.  Below we have a gathering at the Blue Lagoon with Elders Walters, Simpson, Fermanis, McEwan and Selander (with his back to you)!  Then we have Elder Lavites and Elder Bowers (Bowers is on Tonoas), with Selander and others in the background.

Left we have Sister and Elder Crisp holding on to Flat Wyatt as he visits the Zone Conference.  Below is a special photograph of our Elders who have had birthdays within the months of August, September and October.  Sister Mecham always brings each a birthday treat.
Right we have Elders Fabiano, Mackie, Walters and Roque!  Below is another gathering with Elders McEwan, Simpson, Roque and Walters on the railing, and others who are turned away from the camera.  The bottom shot includes Elders McEwan, Walters, the always animated Bowers, Hunter, Jonas, Selander and Fermanis.  Elders Selander and Fermanis are in Sapuk.
The right photo has Elder Telona and Vehikiti from Romanum, along with Elders Daniels and Plocher from Uman.  The next shot is of Elder Telona leading our music and our Zone Leaders Elders Johnson and Allen at the table.The shots below are Elders Kleven in the background and Elders Hunter and Vanisi.
Left is of Elders Fabiano, Roque, Walters. Bowers Hunter Jonas, Kleven and Fermanis in the back row and Elder McEwan kneeling in the front.  Below is another gathering shot with Elders Toa, Selander, McEwan, Simpson, Walters, and Rogue.
Here we have the companionships of Elders Selander and Fermanis and Elders McEwan and Toa. The bottom shots are of Elders Kleven and Bowers on Tonoas, along with Elders Obray and Lavites on Paata, behind them are Elders Selander and Fermanis.
The above shot has Elders Hunter and Jonas along with Elders Simpson and Peck.  Behind them are Elders Kleven and Bowers.  If you can't tell by the expressions and poses, these young Elders have a great time when they get together for Zone Conference and the one time each month they all come in from their islands and areas.   Now the final series of pictures are of the Holland America Cruise Ship that made a stop at Weno.  There were hundreds of tourists in town and we got to meet a few members who walked down to the Mwan Chapel or just saw some of us in town.  Unfortunately for the local people they were not prepared for such a visit.  Imagine the revenue for the Island if they had it all together.  Maybe even more ships would come in.  This is a 75 day cruise from LA through the South Pacific and Asia. It was nice of them to stop.  From our apartment on the other side of the island, we could see the lights of the ship pulling out.  It was quite the site. However, with no camera (see the above notes) we can't show you a picture.
These will be the last of the photos for a few weeks as we await the arrival of our new camera.  We apologize for any inconvenience it may cause.  We may continue to post, but the photos will be missing or we may just have to add some of those we have never published.  At any rate we will continue to publish ours and the Elders Adventures in Chuuk!

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