Monday, September 16, 2013

Reflections, again

   I know it seems like we haven't written much or as often lately, and we haven't, that is because we only have 2 1/2 months left before we go home and there is so much work that still needs to be done before we leave. And we are determined to make sure we do everything the Lord sent us out here to do.
   It is hard to think of leaving, so we try not to. We love these wonderful people and the thought of saying goodbye to them and knowing we will most likely not see any of them again until the next life, makes us cry.
    The time is flying by, we can't believe we have been here 21 months already. We were suppose to go home the 1st of November, but we talked the powers that be into letting us stay an extra month, so we could finish up the semester of Institute and spend 1 last Thanksgiving with our missionaries here on Pohnpei.
   It really is very fitting, we will forever be Thankful for the amazing experience this has been and will continue to be, right up to the day we fly away. Then we will always remember, in Thankfulness, the things we have learned, experienced (good and bad), The people we love so much, our beautiful Island. We are just so Thankful that the Lord trusted us enough to send us here, and knew us well enough to know this was exactly what we needed to grow. You know, HE really does know what is best, it is us that have to have the Faith in HIM, to trust that great LOVE HE has for each of us.
   We LOVE this work, it is HIS work. It is TRUE, all of it. Be grateful for every single experience HE sends to you, good and bad, it is the way we learn to be like HIM and HE is the only way back home.

    So here are the pictures and events of the past week, it has been a busy one.  Besides Institute every day of the week, we do have others things we go and do. We delivered another mission call, to Jeanette Simram, she is going to the Philippines and reports on Dec. 4.  Then it was off to Baptisms, a combined one for Awak, Kolonia, Sekerra & Sokehs. Then on Sunday, after Institute in Kitti, we went to visit a sister in Sapwalap that has stopped coming to Church and is struggling at this time. We met our help there in the form of the Branch Relief Society, and we all had a great visit with her. Hopefully, she will have a desire to come back. We need everyone in the Lord's kingdom.
    We also did some haircuts for the missionaries, took care of some more clothing needs for the missionaries, took care of a couple of sick missionaries( don't worry Mom's and Dad's they are doing much better now), went out with the Kolonia sisters to find some referrals, ( found all of them and had great lessons, we are going back today) Worked on some things for the Mission Office and service center. Helped another perspective missionary get her medical done. Anyway, it has been a busy week, we love it, the busier the better, then we know we are serving the Lord. and that is why we came, to serve HIM.
Jeanette Simram, with her mission call

The Sokehs sisters, with their bapism

Awak Baptism


All of the baptisal candidates

A hut on the way from Kitti to Sapwalap

The Sapwalap Relief Society Pres, out helping us teach and visit a less

Just some of the beautiful scenery we see, we want to take pictures,
so we never forget.

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