First was the Kalio family, they have a daughter on a mission in Wyoming, we had some problems getting the connection to work and after 30 minutes past the time we were suppose to have called, we finally said a prayer and ask for help, within 3 minutes of saying Amen, the computer connection worked. They got to visit with their daughter for 1 1/2 hours.
Then came the Elowise family..they had car problems, and after being more then an hour late, we finally made the connection for them with their son, who is serving in the Ogden Utah Mission..He comes home in about 1 month, but he won't be coming home to Pohnpei, he will be going to North Carolina, to live with an Uncle so he can have the opportunity to go to school. this is the first time his family has seen him since he left almost 2 years ago and they won't see him again for a very long time.
Then the Makaya Family, now you might remember us mentioning a young man in the MTC in Provo who was from Pohnpei, he helped us in the MTC. Well he is now serving in the San Francisco Mission, and be cause his family did not have any way to talk to him at Christmas, this is the first time for their family also to talk to him.
|The Kalio family, waiting for the computer|
|The connection comes through|
|The Elowise family|
|The Makaya family|
|Elder Bourne talking to his "MUM" he is from New Zealand|
|Sis. Salaiau, talking to her mother in Papa New Guinea,|
her family doesn't have access to a computer, so she got
to make a phone call
|Elder Makaya and Elder Elowise friends|
|Sis Varea, she got to skype with her family on Monday from our apartment|
|Happy Sis. Salaiau|
Monday was spent with Elders and Sisters coming to our apartment and skypeing with their families from their.
Our daughter Carrie and her family called early Sunday morning and our son James and his family called later on Sunday, before we headed to the church. I was able to talk to Ben's family today and I hope to still be able to connect with Jeffrey, Janelle and Lydia
All together it was a great Mothers day.