|Our new group of World Teach for 2014-15. Great bunch of teachers!|
Elder Crisp was asked by our new World Teach Director, Kalika Kastein, to give them a few training sessions before they start their school year. Some are experienced teachers, other fresh out of college. Teaching Chuukese will be much different for them than teaching in America. Many of the students didn't get much education from their K-8 years, so there is a lot to make-up, once they get to high school. The best part is, they are learning so much better English than they knew coming in! You might notice that though they have been here only a few days, the ladies have already been buying up Chuukese skirts and muu muus! The culture is very different here.
(right) Elder Crisp loves English muffins, and since I have whole wheat flour on hand still, I have been making him "nutritious" muffins! On the right, you see my recipe of coconut-banana bread turned into muffins for our "date" on Saturday to Sapuk! Many Chuukese love to eat more than would be healthy for them. We have learned to "portion" our food for them, to slow them down. We used to put plates out loaded with assortments, but they would pile their plate up, even with all desserts. Even our local Elders serving here have picked up the bad habit...hope they learn to control themselves before returning home, or they will be in an unhealthy state much too soon.
Our Branch Presidents who attended. 1st person we don't know! He might be a counselor... Next is P. Felix from Wichap, P Tarsisio from Romanum, P Naka from Tonoas, P Billy from Uman and P Ande from Sapuk.
NOW ELDERS IN CHUUK... HOPE YOU WILL GET THE IDEA TO HELP YOUR BRANCH PRESIDENTS PLAN SUCH ACTIVITIES WHERE THERE IS A GOSPEL MESSAGE, ALONG WITH ALL THE FUN AND FOOD!!