Pres. Mecham was able to get permission for the Patriarch from Guam to come to Pohnpei and give Patriarchal blessings.
We started with a Fireside Friday evening, and then Saturday Morning, Patriarch Gittons, started to give blessings. In the 3 days they were there he was able to give 51 blessings. the Spirit was so strong and so many people that did not think they would ever have that opportunity, were able to receive there Patriarchal Blessings.
Janice Smith, spent hours tirelessly typing blessings, so they could get done more quickly for Patriarch Gittons. When he went back to Guam, He would have less to do, so he will be able to get them back to us to pass out to the members sooner.
While He was giving blessings, Pres. Mecham was giving Temple recommends, and Priesthood Advancement Interviews.
Sis. Mecham did some wonderful training in our Leadership training Saturday Morning.
Elder LeFevre & I were blessed to have a "front row" seat to it all. We were ask to help with the weekend.
What a blessing for our Island, words can not express, the Joy that was felt by all. Hopefully we will be able to have the Patriarch come again and even more people will be able to get their blessings.
I'm sure by the time Pres. & Sis. Mecham & Patriarch Gittons went home, they were all pretty tired, but the blessings they brought to Pohnpei can't be measured.
|Member of Sapwalap Branch, waiting|
|Pres. Mecham, Paterson, Patriarch Gittons, Joni Yakana, Sadi|
|the Ladies of Sapwalap, waiting, aren't they beautiful|
|We couldn't have done it without Janice, she typed for over 10 hours one day, |
and another about 5 or 6 another day. Thank You, Janice
|Castor and Memory Rout right after they received their blessings|
|Some of Palikir, UH, & Kitti Branches, with Patriarch Gittons|
|Our beloved mission mom, Sis. Mecham, with the grand ladies of Sapwalap|