Sunday, September 26, 2010

September Gone Already?

Missionaries do all sorts of service that they never would think to do themselves - their nurse tried to think of a way to utilize a goof purchase made by another Elder when purchasing supplies for outer islands - 2000 packets of sugar.  We did some figuring and 20 packets equals 1/4 cup of sugar - enough to make a 4 cup supply of rehydration fluid along with the added 1/2 tsp. salt.
Notice how they have figured out how to make the assembly line work - just keep moving around the room...ingenious, Elder Hill and Elder Blacker.
One counts, the other packages, and who should show up but the 'originator' of the project.  Luckily he pitched in to help it go a little faster.  Thanks, Elder Isom.  The things we do to support the outer islands - if it helps them, we go for it! 
The pictures got a little out of order - but you get the idea.  This blog stuff - they keep changing how it operates...

September 6th - FHE at the Davidsons - after a great soup dinner, a lesson out on the deck overlooking the lagoon:  the Davidsons, the Hewstones, the Shaws.
Same group, but Pres. Shaw insisted that I get in the picture, for my kids.

For Zone Conference and for Elder Hamula's visit to the Marshall Islands, our outer island Elders were brought in...the first group, from Ebon and Jaluit.  Elder Fa'alogo (Ebon), Elder Wright (Jaluit), Elder Bulloch (Ebon), Elder Corry (Jaluit) - they are the greatest of brothers.  Don't they look terrific, Moms and Dads and families?  They are.

More great brothers...Elders Wright, Nawahine, Gulbransen, Corry, Bulloch, Lasky, Fa'alogo, Dew.

Two of our four Elders from Ailinglaplap, home to Majuro - Elder Christensen and Elder Waqatairewa - great Elders!  (For those of you who know him, Elder Jake Thomson's wedding announcement is on the bulletin board..)

I pulled up one morning to Do It Best Hardware store, and got a little reminder that your Dad is ever-present.

Back at the office, viewing Elder Dew's unique office style.
When all the available office chairs were taken by the Assistants for a meeting with visiting General Authority Elder Hamula (Sept 9th)...

Elder Gulbransen showed true grit in his determination to keep working.

The close of another beautiful day in Majuro...

1 comment:

  1. Mom - I sure love these posts. Seeing all those shining faces in the pics helps me picture where you are and lets me feel the Spirit that permeates your mission. It makes me want to be better. You look wonderful. How's the knee doing? You weren't playing volleyball were you? : )