Grant and I have had many opportunities to teach about family history this week. Tuesday through Friday we led fifteen DARLING scouts of the Chamorro District of the Aloha Council through most of the requirements for the Genealogy Merit Badge. It was a delightful experience and reminded me how much I enjoy WELL BEHAVED adolescent boys. Here we are, hard at work at Scout Camp held at Polaris Point right on the ocean. It was hot!
Brother Lou Siakisiani, Stake Young Men's President,gave us a hand on Friday.
Wednesday night we joined the sister missionaries to teach a couple from Palau who are planning to be baptized next month. They are excited to learn about eternal families and the blessings of the temple.
Late Saturday evening we flew to Yap, arriving there in the wee hours of Sunday morning. We were greeted at the airport by young women in traditional dress (no tops) who presented us with these lovely leis.
The lobby doors are wide open tonight and we can feel the humid breeze. Colonia is quite so we can hear the rain falling and the occasional gecko chirp. A large toad hops across the wooden floor. Its wet where the rain came in but no one bothers to mop it up. It will dry and then just get wet again.
There is so much beauty all around us. I especially love the brightly colored and variegated leaves.
Tonight we met with the leadership of Yap. They are an impressive group, strong and committed. There are only six missionaries, one CES couple and about 320 members on Yap.
District President Jim Hachigeiresh and his with Kathy.Colonia Branch President Arron George Bamlul and his wife Anna Falting
Colonia Branch President Arron George Bamlul and his wife Anna Falting.
And Thol Branch President Matthew Yarofamal and his wife Marguerite.
They all, like us, want to have forever families.