Thursday, May 24, 2012

Oceans Apart but United in the Gospel

Each one of these fine Elders will leave a gap here but because of the great example they have shown, the new Elders in the Chuuk Zone will continue to grow strong.  
Elder Robertson  Love and Accept the Chuukese people" Apply the atonement to your life daily.
Elder Meldrum  Fuel the zone, make the work fun, go through the changes, let the Lord change you to be bigger and better.  Shed your old skin and get new.  
Elder Henrie  Earn the hearts of your investigators, measure who you listen to, do his will and don't beat yourself up, remember to create good habits early. 
Elder Robertson is not a big guy but he has a huge heart and he's leaving a big hole here.
Elder Meldrum is a great missionary who always gave his best and he always kept us smiling.
Elder Henry is a genuine nice guy that's always eager to help and serve.
We're going to miss all of these guys, more than they know. 
We had to say goodbye to three of our finest Elder's today.
We've truly enjoyed serving with them.
Elder Drake Henrie, Elder Matt Robertson and 
Elder Austin Meldrum
Our Elder Lavides, the jumper has been sick and has been 
in Guam getting better for a week or so, he is so happy to be back he just couldn't hold it in any longer.  Yippee!  
The Whole Group (except for Elder Sofele and his new companion who will arrive tomorrow)
These Elders are so funny always giving a 
pose one way or another...
Elders Henrie and Shakespear (Such great guys!)These two guys were on a threesome companionship with Elder Robertson in the Mechitiw Branch when we arrived in Chuuk.  

Elders Jones and Meldrum (Love these guys!) Let's see... these two Elders were not companions but they are good friends.  
We all sure had some fun times together.
The Chuuk zone has been a brotherhood of unity.  It has gone through many changes this year, but with the example these three and the other Elders that have gone home, we believe it will continue to be bigger and better.  Elder Meldrum told the new Elders the gospel comes down to one word "LOVE". 

Again I say, hearken ye elders of my church, who I have appointed:  Ye are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach the children of men the things which I have put into your hands by the power of my Spirit; And ye are to be taught from on high.  Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power, that ye may give even as I have spoken. Doctrine and Covenants 43:15,16  

We have enjoyed serving with these young Elders, they are strong young men who we have come to love and are very proud of.  They have taught and served with honor.  We look forward to seeing them when we get back and watching them continue to grow into the men the Lord has set for them.  God Speed!

1 comment:

  1. Elder Allen is my little brother and I loved looking through these pictures.(Randomly stumbled across this blog and so thankful I did) Has given me a little taste of what its like over there, gorgeous!! Good to see Elder Allen is alive and well :). My love and prayers are being sent to ya'll over there!