Never before has the LDS Church been invited to do any devotional for the Congress, let a lone the opening session. It was a great honor and great for the Church and the Islands image of the church.
Bro Jack Yakana and his wife have been called by the area as the new Public Relations people, so Jack has been checking out all kinds of opportunities for the Church to get out in the Public more.
this is helping tons with the missionary work, because people are getting a good impression of the church. We are now being recognized more by the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Elder LeFevre was able to be part of a "meet and greet" with the Governor, now we are ask to do the Devotional, Bro. Yakana says his next goal is to get to meet the Pres. of the Country.
I think he will do it.
Then we went back to a wonderful Zone conference, it was on unity. We have a lot of new missionaries, and as with all new situations, there are things we all need to learn and work on so that we can let go of silliness and work together on building the Kingdom.
We love it when Pres. & Sis. Mecham come, they are inspired and always help us to be better missionaries.
|Waiting for the Devotional to start, greeting members of congress|
|District Presidency were given seats of honor|
|Members and helpers in Congress|
|Young Women sang a special song|
|Pres. Kalio gave a spiritual message on how government needs to ask God for|
direction when making decisions for the country.
|Us with the Speaker of the House|
|This lady has lived her for about 30 years, she came as a|
Peace Corp worker, and stayed.
|Without Bro Yakana, this would not have happened.|
|Missionaries visiting with Sis. Mecham as they wait for their interviews|
Sis. Fatongia, Elder Bourne, Sis. Varea, Elder Holt, Elder Hanson, Elder Barrus
|Sweet Sis. Mecham, Elder Hanson & Elder Holt|
|Elder Peterson & Elder Bunn doing a roll play|
|Tired Elder Rice|
|Elder Vause & Elder Madill|
|Elder & Sister Chandler|
|Food, glorious food|
|Elder Ashcraft & Elder Gardner|
|Elder Barrus & Elder Bourne|
|More Food and Missioanries|
|Sister Roberts, Sis Varea, Elder Kruger, Sis Fatongia|
|Sis Fatongia & Sis Vave|
|Sis Beutler & Sis Ioane|
|Sis. Ma'a & Sis Varea|
|Elder Holt & Elder Nanson|
|He aint heavy He's my companion|