When he handed us the camera back, we asked him why he had to take another. He didn't answer, so we looked at the first photo:
Oh, my. We burst out laughing.
December 24th was a day to practice our mission Jepta dance at the Stake Center, then go over to the Mission Home for dinner, watch the President and Sister Shaw's video of "The Forgotten Carols", have a tie and necklace exchange, and depart back to work with new crockpots, crockpot recipes, leftover rolls and meat, and a bag of treats from the Shaws (who spent Christmas in Kiribati).
More candid shots after we are all full of good food, a thoughtful video, a promise of good crockpot meals and of talking to our families and of Jepta tomorrow on Christmas Day.
Back out into the bright equatorial sunshine and heat...
Elder Sanchez, Elder Moimoi, Elder Edwards, Elder Fu'e, Elder Bulloch, Elder Taylor
THE BEAT: JEPTA! Christmas 2010
Here they come!
Ward by Ward there are dances and songs all day long and into the night...
Here's a sampling:
And so ends Jepta, 2010, at the Majuro Stake Center - the epitome of wholesome family recreational activity - read Hymn # 51, the first three verses, and you will see that the Marshallese have it right...
Amima Alik, a respected priesthood leader in the Marshall Islands. A great celebration draws to a close.