Friday, June 20, 2014
Elder Michael T. Ringwood and President Steven C Wheelwright w/Pres Mecham visit
Clark is on left, next is this year principal/teacher Chris, then last year's P/T Will, then E. Crisp. Will will be heading home to Wisconsin soon.
We were told that this family specifically invited us to their wedding in Mechitiw. Maybe we have waved on our way down the road for a walk or to Church?? They live a few blocks from our apartment. They are a very nice, friendly family that is hearing the Gospel from Elders Vehikite and Fabiano. We hope they will be ready to be baptized in a few weeks.
At Mwan building, Sister Teresa Walter gave some "head leis" to some of us. (I don't know the real name for those fresh flowers used on the head!)
L to R: President Mecham, President Wheelwright, Elder Ringwood, Elder Crisp, Sister Crisp, Sister Walter, Elder Obray, Sister Obray, Brother Obray, Sister Mecham.
Included in our group is "former" Elder Obray and his parents visiting from Utah before they take him home with them, and the matriarch of the Walter clan, Sister Walter, center. She is a very sweet woman, having raised 9-10 children, and many grandchildren. Elder Obray has around 55 baptisms under his belt here, and has been a good Zone Leader. We will miss him. We will also miss the Mechams, leaving in a week to return to their family in Utah, after having served well for 3 years. This mission is the largest in area, of all missions. It requires a lot of travel, at all times of day and night (the airline doesn't make their schedule easy for us), and almost constantly visiting the different Zones to teach, edify, and lift. Well done!