Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sharing the Gospel on Uman

We had such a wonderful day working out on the island of Uman this week with Elders Bowers, Peck, and Branch President Semper Billy.  It was a sunny day, the water was still fairly smooth for the boat ride over.  Thank goodness because it can be a rough ride at times.
We met up with the elders and took a few pictures, made a plan and then we went a walking. We visited, then walked, then visited and walked some more.  Oh and let's not forget the sweating.  Yes indeed it is always a day of sweating.  It is all just part of our mission here in the beautiful islands of Chuuk, Micronesia.
 This is a picture of Elder Peck and Elder Bowers.  We wanted to show the parents the front yard of their house with the view of the ocean.  The house is located just above the church house with a beautiful view.
Elder Tiffany says; Hello Sister Peck, your son is a wonderful missionary.  See, even the children want to hang out with the missionaries.  God is preparing people to receive our testimony of the restored truth.  He requires our faith and our action to share what has become so precious to us and those we love.
 We are off with this little guy in the red.  "Rickie" really likes being with the elders.  Elder Bowers said a prayer in Chuukese and when he was finished, "Rickie", in English said, "Elder Bowers you did a good job". That surprised Elder Bowers and they both just fell in love with this kid.  Rickie is the branch President youngest grandson.  He stayed with us until the end. He walked up the hill and then back down and all over the one side of the island, about 3 hours of time.  Never complained, cried or wined and walked the entire time without shoes. Tough little guy!  All of us united as one can qualify for the guiding influence of our Heavenly Father as we choose carefully and correctly. We are engaged in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. We, like those of olden times, have answered His call. We are on His errand. We shall succeed in the solemn charge.
We are hanging out taking a rest on some "old war relics"

This is the hill we climbed, we were all just happy it wasn't raining, because it is very slippery when wet.  It's a good thing we are all strong.   See Sister Peck Elder Oaks is right!  (He told us the story)  AWESOME...  
We made it to the top of the first hill, these two are just being funny and pretending they are afraid. When Sister Tiffany is around they know she has the camera out and will be taking lots of pictures.  Plus they are always working the camera to get on the repictureator. Even though these two have made it on many times already.  
This beautiful family was one we visited and the elders will be back to teach the husband lessons. It was such a pleasure to visit with them and we were warmly accepted.  Sometimes while we teach about the gospel through a less formal discussion, we are able to share testimonies by the way we live our life.  D&C 38:30 "If ye are prepared ye shall not fear".  Our life is our preparation, we go and be ourselves.  
The elders taught a lesson on tithing to this man and made an appointment to return to teach another lesson.  
Coconut time. These things were huge today and we appreciate a fresh coconut when we are given one. They are very refreshing and tasty.  
 Our day has come to an end.  It was a wonderful day and we are happy to get to know Elders Bower and Peck a little more.  They both are hard workers and wonderful young men.  We know that if we do our part we will have the sweet experiences of meeting people and sharing our testimonies, heart to heart, ours and theirs.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet Sister Tiffany and Elder Tiffany, I am trying to type thru happy tears! You and Elder Tiffany are AMAZING!!!( and TOTALLY COOL-killer hike!!) What an incredible place to serve the Lord. It is so remarkable beautiful and the people look wonderful!

    I plan to post the photos and make sure that Elder Peck's family knows this is "tracking - Uman style"!!! WOW!!!

    The work is blessed to have elders like these and WONDERFUL senior couples willing to share their wealth of experience and knowledge with the natives and the missionaries! We love you! we don't have words to express our appreciation! Perhaps when you are again stateside, you can venture to Oregon! (we have GREAT mountains to hike here too! LOL)

    Be safe, be happy and be blessed!
    -Sis Peck