Monday, February 3, 2014

February Zone Mtg and Sunday visit to Paata

Monday brought all of Elders in from the islands for a Zone meeting. The Zone Leaders got back from a training at Guam and had some great things to share about Faith, in their training for the zone! We hear so much about faith, but how do we really use it and think of it!  The scriptures always talk about using faith and having faith, but it is something that we must be serious about and not treat it as just "something" we say we have or believe in.  Having faith takes some real work and not just "saying" that we have it. Alma 32:21 says that "faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things: therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true."  The real key is that faith must be centered in Jesus Christ in order to produce salvation.
The photo (right) is Elder and Sister Crisp, the senior couple in Chuuk.
 Below we have Elders Fermanis and Rainey in Sapuk and our Zone Leaders Elders Obray and Selander.

Left we have Elders Toa and Canakiavata in Mechitiw and Elders Hunter and Simpson in Neaou.

Below we have Elders Schroath and Telona on Udot and Elders Ladore and Allen on Paata (Sopata).

Beneath these groups we have Elders Vanisi and Monson on Uman and Elders Jonas and McEwan on Romanum.
The next group of photos are Elders Roque and Vehikite in Nantaku and Elders Mackie and Fabiano on Paata (Pokocho).

 Next we have Elders Peck and Payne in Wichap and Elders Plocher and Kleven on Tonoas.  Sister Crisp made 4 chocolate cakes to serve, along with bananas (for health's sake!).
On Sunday we went to Paata to visit the branch with the District Presidency.  Here is Elder Crisp with one of the members.  He gave us a beautiful shell as a gift. Next to it is a photo of a grounded, rusted out Japanese ship in the harbor at Sopata.  Then there is a small and distant picture of the group as we gathered just prior to Sacrament meeting.  The next photo shows all the Elders from Paata as we traveled by boat to Romanum.  Elders Allen, Fabiano, Ladore, Mackie,and our good friend and prospecitve missionary Brandy.
The remaining photos are of our trip to Paata.  Yes, we had to go through the mangroves to reach the dock in Pokocho.  It gives you the feeling of making a raid with the Marines during World War II.  You crawl through these trees after you have turned the motor off.  You hear the birds and it is quiet other than that and the sound of the pole in the water as you creep along.  The next photo is of the group getting ready to enter into the small hut where we held Sacrament meeting in Sopata.  The last one is of the small chapel and Elders quarters we have in Pokocho.

1 comment:

  1. What a great post!! Thank you SO much! (Sister Crisp-pink in your color!!! you look beautiful!)

    It looks like all is well and the work is going forward!! Thank you SO much for all you do! Please let us know if we can send things to "the Crisp -feed the elders- food bank" I imagine they are like locus when they have a momma cooking for them! thank you for everything. You two are truly answers to prayer. We love you!!!-the Pecks