Sunday, July 8, 2012
This small class is adorable :) Congratulations!
Their teacher is one of the most amazing ladies here, her name is Sister Oriko Ewar.
She loves her students very much and is extremely dedicated to her calling.
They just completed a study of the Old Testament.
These pretty young ladies and handsome gentleman have helped us learn the Chuukese language.
Yup, we are still learning....
We make them laugh apparently because we sound like dorks when we are learning and sometimes they just laugh, and laugh... Well we aim to have a good time and be pwapwa (happy), dang it!!!
Here we are waiting for graduation to begin...Island time is very different than real time > we were supposed to begin at 10am and all the branches were to attend. We have 3 outer island branches and 4 branches on the main island. The taxi was supposed to be on the other side of the island by 9:30am to pick people up and have them back by ten. It was around 11:10 or so when they arrived. This is very normal here and no one is bothered by it except those who are in charge of the graduation. The one thing we know we have learned is "relax, everything will work out", it just might take all day to happen. You roll with what ever comes because that is just the way the cookie crumbles. Oh we love the Chuukese time...it's anytime :)
~President Thomas S. Monson said; I ask you to make Seminary and Institute a priority: Think of it. Friends will be made, the Spirit will be felt, and faith will be strengthened. I promise you that as you participate in Seminary and Institute and study the scriptures diligently, your power to avoid temptation and to receive direction of the Holy Ghost in all you do will be increased. Divine favor will attend those who humbly seek it. That is a promise which I leave with you.~