Sunday, September 25, 2016

We took some time to drive around and see the beautiful islands of Palau.

 Some cute children.

 Stone monoliths.

 Palau Capitol.
 Palau Airport.

We had the opportunity to go to the island of Palau.  It is a very clean and well trimmed island for the most part.  We inspected the missionaries apartments and cars.  It was so good to see all of the missionaries.  Some of them we have not seen for a long time.  Some of them we have seen recently as they have come to Guam.  The Zone Leaders showed us around to the apartments the first day we were there except one.  It got late and we didn't want to keep them from their work so we opted to wait until later to see the last one.  We were going to go see it Thursday but it got too late by the time the missionaries were through with their meetings and lunch and we had an appointment with a landlord.  
The missionaries are great there.  The landlords like having them in their rentals.  When there was a drought they took care of each other and didn't complain to the landlord.  

Palau Church House.

The view from our hotel.

This is called a bai.  It was used by men for meetings.  Women were not allowed in them.

What a special group of missionaries serving on Palau.  We met them at the church after their district meetings and went to lunch .  They were so kind to invite us to go with them.  We love our missionaries.  Thank you Elder Rupp and Elder Call for the tour.  You are the best.

 Oh.  Did you want a picture of me?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Here are a few of the latest baptisms here on Guam.  President Zarbock puts baptisms from the entire mission into a video presentation to show for the last 3 months at a time.  It's very touching to watch.  One man saw it being played and said that should be me and was baptized right away.  This is why we are here.  We are here to try to be an instrument in God's hands to share a message of true joy and happiness.  Christ loves each one of us and welcomes us with open arms into his fold.  He is the only way back to God.  He is the mediator between us and God.  We don't go out and meet with the investigators and teach the lessons very often but we are serving in our own way to help the work move forward.

Missionaries hanging around the office.

The tire man getting tires ready to take to the post office to mail.

Missionaries never turn down an offer for scones.

September departing missionaries.  How hard it is to see these valiant missionaries leave the mission.  It's time for them to move on to another chapter in life.  I pray for them to continue to have strength in the Lord.

 You just can't trust everyone with your phone.

It's already time for another transfer.  It seems like the last one took place.  Another happy, sad week.  Welcome to more of God's chosen servants.

Breakfast at the mission home with the new missionaries.

Sister Zarbock's famous waffles.

Trainers and trainers.


 Training with the office couples.  By now they are so tired that I don't really know how much they hear.

 Sister Nakete wanted a new picture on the board.