This week we had a Zone Mtg on Wednesday, then Zone Conference on Saturday morning. The pictures throughout this blog may be a little out of order, to make collages. Elder Jonas is our regular song leader. He does a good job for us. On the plane that brought our prospective elders in, our Zone Leaders along with 2 other sets from Pohnpei and Kosrai were heading to Guam to get their training, to teach us.
This lady, Kalika Kastein, is our new Field Director for World Teach. She will oversee around 25 teachers around Chuuk, mostly at the high school. These English speaking teachers have greatly helped the students to pick up on the English language faster. THANK YOU WORLD TEACH!!
Elders Fabiano and Vehikite serve in Mechitiw, which is our area. They are coming up with a large number of investigators nearly ready for baptism. Way to go Elders!
Elder Jonas is training E.Andrada from the Philippines. He doesn't speak English, so is learning 2 languages at once! With the help of the Holy Ghost, he will be successful. They serve on Romanum.
Elders Payne and Simpson are in Nantaku, near us as well. They help us a lot because they live near the hospital and courthouse. With their help, we recently got a birth certificate completed for a young man with a mission call, but no Chuukese ID. Being from Wichap, but not living there anymore is challenging to bring everything together to get a B.C. when there isn't one for you at the hospital or courthouse. Thanks Elders, you are the best!!
Elders Schroath and Garae serve in Neauo for the Mwan Branch.
Our Zone Leaders: Elders Selander and Rainey are always busy and hard-working. They manage several baptisms a month, even with duties on all islands and all around Weno. We are short an elder right now, so we have 3 Paata elders serving together: Elders McEwan (the "boss"!!) and Elders Paulis and Canakiavata. One of the Church Groups there is very small, and may be attending with the larger group, which is quite a walk. The Elders live in a missionary house near the smaller group and the main church bldg.
District P. Wainis came to our Zone Conference. We all appreciate the work he does around here. A very nice man. He has been serving for 8 years and getting a little "tired"!! No wonder. His counselors are nice, but not real helpful to take the burden from him. Elder McEwan did some training at our Zone Conference, as did Elder Peck.
This group sang a beautiful number for us.