Monday, April 18, 2016

Elder Henry is on his last transfer

Sunday's email:

Hello Everyone!
Well my week was going really well. I'm going to have a baptism soon. that's cool another one that our transfer coming up, so this week is going to be a super busy week, because we have 2 MLC, and we are going to get transfer facts from our office, its been just crazy week. I hope that I get released from ZL next transfer that I can be a normal missionary and have more time to work. I love you guys and pleased keep in pray for me that I can do every I can for the 7 weeks left on my mission. Every thing is going really well, I try do every thing I can on my mission that long beach mission can see and count that i do enjoy my mission, I love each of everyone of you! once again thank you so much for so many great advices and prayers for me. you guys are the best.
Much loves
Elder Henry
3 Nephi 26:27

Precious email update;
Hello everyone! how was your week? I hope every thing is going well for each everyone of you. well my week was a fantastic. reason why because I have a baptism. bad news that I call to transfer to Huntington beach again. bad news because transfer and I was wise wash to that area. it was amazing how much my mission President trust me. he told me that I can do it the wise wash. that area that I'm going to, its kind really lower area, so my mission President asked me to going there and try my best to make that area to growth more. its funny because I have 1 transfer left, on my mission. so this is the truth, every single areas that I serving in, before I getting transfer, I always have baptism before I leaving the area, so that's why my mission president asked me to wise wash to there and do every thing I can for the last 12 weeks left. I love you all, keep it up the great work, I love my mission. mission its greatest thing that I ever did in my entire life. have a wonderful week and look forward to hear from each everyone of you.
~ Gal getting baptize is Jaime Ortega and her family ~

A little update on Elder Brandy Henry. He has served an honorable mission. It has fun to follow his growth in the gospel as well as his physical maturity. Can you believe how much his English has improved speaking, writing and teaching? We were hoping to have Elder Henry come stay with us after his mission however it is a requirement that he returns to his home ward. He will return to Chuuk, attend college, pass the needed test and then he can return to the states and attend BYU.  We look forward to helping him as much as possible and ask that you please be mindful of him in your prayers.  

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Elder Henry update

Elder Henry he is doing well. We had the opportunity a few weeks ago to talk to him on the telephone. His English is really good. Their is a return elder that lives here in Cedar and works at the Costa Vida that served with him and knew him. It is so fun to meet people. what a small world. We are all tied together. Please keep Elder Henry in your prayers. If you would like to write to him his email is.
Btw: he is in need of a floral tie. If you have one or see one please let me know or mail him one. Cedar shopping is limited but I am still looking. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chuuk hit hard by Typhoon Maysak

We are so very grateful for the opportunity to help the Micronesian people after Typhoon Maysak that has damaged so many homes and displaced families. We know there are a lot of humanitarian organizations reaching out but we the missionaries and their families that have served in Micronesia are also reaching out and hoping to help the Micronesian people at this desperate time. We're counting on the charity of those who can help them.
100% of the donations will be given to help the families rebuild their homes. 
Typhoon Maysak has killed five people in Chuuk state in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Damage is said to be widespread in Chuuk, which has a population of about 50,000 living on dozens of remote islands.


We are also accepting the following donations:
1. Clothing (adult, youth, toddler, infant)
2. Over the counter medicine
3. Flashlights & batteries
4. Canned or non-perishable foods
5. Kitchenware
6. Shoes, Flip flops (adult, youth, toddler)
7. Sanitation and personal hygiene items
8. First aid kit
9. Bandages
10.Water filters
Please help us disseminate this request to your friends, families, church
and community.
Feel free to post on FB at MGM Chuuk & Yap Typhoon Aid

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Elder and Sister Hardy Serving Chuuk

Elder and Sister Hardy are the new couple serving on island of Chuuk. Be sure and follow their blog. Also we have a link at the bottom of this blog for them and others who have previously served and are currently serving in MGM.

Monday, August 4, 2014

President and Sister Mecham returned with honor

Welcome Home President and Sister Mecham.  We are happy to see them but know how sad it is to leave the people you have grown to love in the MGM mission.  Sister Mecham gave her report first. She told us a story of a lady named Francisca and how staying the course is so important.  She said that Fransica was taking the missionary discussions but when it came time for baptism the missionaries told her she needed to either get married or move out from her common law spouse. Her common law spouse wanted nothing to do with the gospel.  He also couldn't see the importance of marriage which is common practice on the islands.  So she decided to move out, doing so she had to leave the kids.   Which is also custom, the father and his family get the kids. She felt it was going to be very hard but she knew if she stayed the course and have faith, that everything would work out.  She continued to get prepared to be baptized.  This lady had a lot of faith.  One day she found out that her husbands sisters, who were caring for the kids had also taken missionary lessons and was baptized on the other side of the island. Wow! Faith and Staying the Course is key.  
President and Sister Mecham's Homecoming

President Mecham spoke next. He challenged all missionaries to continue to read the Book of Mormon and told us that if we were obedient to the teachings and revelations we would experience miracles every day whether we were on our missions or at home. God is good, Obedience brings blessings, Strict obedience brings miracles! Senior missionaries are a great help. Currently 16 missionaries are serving a mission from Micronesia. Every child is important. Gods children in the tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific are important. The church is true. Heavenly Father is involved in the details
We need the gospel now more that ever in order to have true happiness. In Isaiah 29 it reads of a marvelous work and a wonder. The Book of Mormon is the foundation for restoration.
1 Nephi 14:30. He went on to say you have to be bold in teaching and sharing the gospel. He said that these amazing missionaries are disturbers and an annoyance to Satans plan of misery. To Gods plan plan of happiness. Simple things extraordinary results.
He explained how he asked the elders to invite everyone to be baptized in the first lesson. He said everyone needs the blessing of the gospel now, no reason to wait. Hasten the work was the mission theme.  During March to June 2013 the missionary force doubled. Behind every number is a face, a child of God that needs the gospel now. Currently, 221 missionaries and 30 couples are serving MGM. He said he saw many, many miracles, had great spirit prompts and knew he needed to act promptly and quickly. The Spirit is powerful. 18-19 year old missionaries are goofy kids, but powerful teachers.
He told us all to Jump and you will soar.  Let it go, exercise faith. Our duty is to invite, don't be impolite, invite. Get uncomfortable. This is the true church of Jesus Christ.  It would be great to hear from them once a month to keep us motivated. We truly enjoyed serving with this beautiful couple and love them with all our hearts. It has been a true blessing in our lifes.    
Lunch and visiting all together on the patio

Elders Blake Fisher and Matt Robertson 
Sister Mecham, Lefevre, Sister ?, Sister Tiffany
Elder and Sister Wright (Served on Koserae)
Elder and Sister Jex (Served on Guam)
Elder Cook and his beautifiul wife (served on Siapan)
Elder and Sister Tiffany and President and Sister Mecham

The Chuuk thugs always get together.  They are pwipwi's for forever!  

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Brandy called to serve...

Exciting fields of labor the world over allow the inspiration of the Lord to call young men.
This is Brandy he is called to serve in the Long Beach Califonia Mission.  We are very excited for him a dream come true.  He is such a fine youngman and has worked hard to become the person he is today.  

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Our Pacific Island Missionary: A Loss on the Islands . . .

We wanted to repost this beautifully written tribute of one of our Chuukese Missionaries that passed away and will now finish his mission in the next world.  God Bless the Toa family, the entire MGM also the beautiful Chuukese people he loved and served.  Our prayers will be with you all continually.

Our Pacific Island Missionary: A Loss on the Islands . . .: As a mom of two missionaries currently serving, it is with a broken heart that I write this post, but many have messaged as the news has be...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Elder Hunter in Micronesia Guam: Enjoy these lovely photos

If you have been missing Chuuk you really should check out Elder Hunters blog.  It is so fun hearing how the well the elders are doing.  We love the Chuukese people and the elders that serve them very much.

Elder Hunter in Micronesia Guam: Enjoy these lovely photos: ...

Monday, July 8, 2013

Come to the Temple

  We are so very happy to share this post with you.  It has been a long wait for this group and a lot of preparation has been done for this day to come.  They have all overcome obstacles and now the time has come for them to be sealed as families for Time and All Eternity. In the Temple, members of the Church who make themselves eligible, can participate in the most exalted of the redeeming ordinances that have been revealed to mankind. A family can live together through eternity together and be as one like they are here on earth.
 The ordinances and ceremonies of the temple are simple. They are beautiful. They are sacred.
They are kept confidential lest they be given to those who are unprepared. Curiosity is not a preparation. Deep interest itself is not a preparation. Preparation for the ordinances includes preliminary steps: faith, repentance, baptism, confirmation, worthiness, a maturity and dignity worthy of one who comes invited as a guest into the house of the Lord.
 We must be prepared before we go to the temple. We must be worthy before we go to the temple.
 There are restrictions and conditions set. They were established by the Lord and not by man. And, the Lord has every right and authority to direct the matters relating to the Temple be kept sacred and confidential.
We are naturally anxious about the unknown. We often become nervous over new experiences.
Be at peace. You are going to the Temple. You will have someone to assist you at every turn. You will be carefully guided—be at peace.
“Come to the Temple.” If not now, come soon. Pray fervently, set your lives in order, save whatever you can in hopes that that day may come. Start now, a sometimes very difficult and discouraging journey of repentance. The Temple transforms the individual and makes abundantly worthwhile any efforts made to get there. Keep your faith and your hope and determine that you will come that you will be worthy and that you will come to the Temple.  So come to the Temple, come and claim your blessings. It is a sacred work.
Thank You Freddy Nicerio for the pictures that you posted so we could repost them here.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Elder Hunter in Blog in Chuuk

We think it's fun to follow up on what is happening in Chuuk, how much things are growing and our Elders what are elders are up to ~ this is a link to Elder Hunter's blog he is currently serving in the Wichap Village his father's keeps the blog up and running.  Thanks Dad!

Elder Hunter in Micronesia Guam: FATHERS DAY: HAPPY FATHERS DAY, fathers day is actually a big deal all of the churches have parties and there is tons of food, that is probably why not...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Reporting our Mission

One month exactly on arriving home we reported to our homeward in Centerville, Utah.  It was such a wonderful day.  Our home teacher Bob & his wife, MariLynn Cook, let us hold our open house party at their home. We got to see some of our kids, grand kids, family members, friends and Chuuk missionary family members.

 We also were able to see a few of the elders we served with in Chuuk.
“Return with Honor,” can be applied to each one of us on our eternal path of progression. Having lived with our Heavenly Father and having come to earth, we must have determination to return with honor to our heavenly home.
Elder Blake Fisher, Elder Dixon Tiffany, Elder Doug Johnson, Elder Braydon Lapeyrouse, Elder Dallin Jones, Elder Matt Robertson, Brother Bob Cook (Our home teacher)
This is such a fun picture because our home teacher, Bob played such a significant part in getting us to church and building our testimonies again.  We will be forever grateful to him for being a worthy Priesthood holder so the Lord could work through him.  The Elders, WOW, it's hard to describe how we feel about them. We love them all so very much.  Being able to spend time with each of them and watching them grow, helped us grow our testimonies even stronger.  We are missing several other Elders that had prior commitments and couldn't make it but we want them to know how important they are to us and how much we love them also.

We want to thank these elders for singing our Mission Hymn in Chuukese it was beautiful.   

We honor the Lord by placing our faith and trust in Him: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Prov. 3:5)
This couple Chad and Lynette Ellis are two of our favorite people.  Chad served his mission 26 years ago in Chuuk and returned in 2012 to do humanitarian work with his wife Lynette. We had the privilege of getting to know them and spend time together while they were in Chuuk.  It was some of our favorite missionary experiences with these two and we love them dearly and thank them for their friendship. They are an inspiring couple.

There were many spiritual events while we were in Chuuk.  We are grateful that the Lord sent us there to be a part of and touch the lives of so many dear and wonderful spirits. The memories we have of them are held in our hearts with love and reverence.

“And there shall also be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry; nevertheless, fear God—he will justify in committing a little sin; yea, lie a little, take the advantage of one because of his words, dig a pit for thy neighbor; there is no harm in this; and do all these things, for tomorrow we die; and if it so be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes, and at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God”
(2 Ne. 28:7–8). This is the deception of the world. As the Lord has taught us, wickedness—not even a little wickedness—never was happiness (see Alma 41:10). And it never will be. Wickedness prevents us from returning with honor to our Father in Heaven. The light of the Holy Ghost brings great comfort by giving us guidance to stay on the straight and narrow path.

We pray that each of us can go to our Heavenly Father and ask for His guidance, that we may be obedient and have His spirit to be with us. That we will remember who we are, be obedient to the commandments of the Lord, and return with honor.  We are thankful for the opportunity to serve the Chuukese people and the many wonderful people we have met along the way.  May God Bless you and be with all of you, always. Amen

We have no pictures of our families because they left early before it was time to relax