Friday, December 16, 2011


I don't know how long I will have the internet so I am going to type fast.  We arrived in Pohnpei and this has got to be the most beatiful place on earth. When we have better and permanet internet I will post pictures.  We went right to work. I have already taught Music lessons to some members, we have gone to 3 branch activities( in 3 different branches), I have traipsed through the jungle( and believe me this place gives a whole new meaning to the words " It's a Jungle out there"), we have taken care of one of our sick Elders and taken him to the hospital( please remember Elder Davis in your prayers, he has some really big kidney stones and they don't have the medical things here that we have there, Kammie, i knew you would appreciate what he is going through) and we have a baptism to attend tonight.
     Our biggest concern right now is drinkable water, we are trying to get by with about 2 quarts of water to share between us each day, and because of the heat and humidity, it is very draining on us. We don't have a permanent place to stay yet, so please pray we will be able to get an apartment soon.
     Other than that, we love it. The people are amazing, and so good to us. There spirit is wonderful as they learn what the Gospel is all about.  It more then makes up for the inconveniences we are having right now.
   I am grateful for a bed to sleep in and 1 quart of water to drink each day. We love you all, We love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We know we are in the right place.


  1. oh.....this is going to be fun to follow!

  2. Thanks for perspective of what is important in life. All are in our prayers.

  3. Alan & Melanie, Yesterday Eva told me about your mission. Great news! Thanks for posting about your work & adventures over there. This will be fun.

    Doug White