Saturday, November 30, 2013
Their "boss", Keiji, in Family History was traveling with them. They hit several islands in the Micronesia Guam Mission, visiting Pohnpei for F.H. and Koserea as they are getting set up to help get birth and other records scanned and online for indexing. That will help genealogy research for many more people! While in Chuuk, Keiji set up 2 more computers in our Family History room. He is a talented man. The power was out for some time, but finally got back on, to complete his set-up. Our 24 Elders will have access when in Mwan, to do their emailing. They get 45 minutes or so per week, when able to come to Mwan on Zone P-day. Sometimes that is 1 X per month. Missionaries are now able to bring "investigators to the church", to the church to see LDS sites and get more information about our church! Social media is a great tool. Unfortuneately, many Chuukese don't have computers in their home.
Well, it is only December 1st here, but we are pretty much ready for Christmas. There is really nothing in town that we need as gifts, so helping the elders Skype home will take up most of our "Christmas Time".
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
There have been a couple of computer glitches that have kept us away for a while. Our main computer basically shut down and required a system update. So we got that done and now we endure the numerous updates that have to come each day just to get us caught up, but we are dealing with it! We are just glad to be back in business. The first three photos show our Branch Presidency Training. Our District President, Tarsi Wainis wanted his Branch's to be more functional and to use the people in callings. So, Elder Crisp was called upon to demonstrate, show , and explain just what the responsibilities of the Branch Presidencies are responsible for during meetings and what auxiliaries they help to oversee.
Elder Crisp was then sent on an Educational Training Adventure to the isle of Udot! He met with the principals from all the schools in Faichuuk, a group of islands in the lagoon. It was a very interesting group as they have little or no real training in being a school leader. So, he started from square one and proceeded. He was well received by the group and invited to come back again! Notice the green Tupperware containers? One of these was filled with a lunch I was provided. There was more food in that container than I eat in a week! They are very generous! I ate a bit, but made sure that the remainder went back to the family on the island (I was told I could take it home)!