When I arrived they hadn't started the party but they had had the opening prayer, a skit and they were talking about playing games. These muscle ladies started off with some dancing and entertainment and a lot of laughing. . .
God placed within women divine qualities of strength, virtue, love, and the willingness to sacrifice to raise future generations of His spirit children. He also gave them a sense of humor and fun.
Now this little fish on this plate is a special fish - I am told he taste the best. They call it Taro fish because his texture is a lot like eating taro. If you look at this picture just right though it looks like a shrunken head or an alien head.
In the states we setup tables for eating and we have decorations around. In Chuuk we sit on the floor and eat, but I almost forgot in Chuuk you eat with your fingers. I do not eat with my fingers. I use utensils and a napkin, especially when they bring out the ice cream. Truly, I kid you not they even eat ice cream with their fingers. I said no way - I am getting you all a spoon. I passed them out and said now isn't that better? Of course they chuckled, thanked me and said yes. Chuukese are always very kind even if they don't agree and think your different.
“The world's greatest champion of woman and womanhood is Jesus the Christ.”
The red stuff is raw turkey tail. Don't ask. Merina said she doesn't like it cooked with all the grease, I said your not going to eat that are you? She smiled and said yes, I like it. That's when I said I have got to get a picture of that. It looks disgusting. She just laughed at me. . . different cultures.
The heritage of Relief Society is not just about women who lived in the past; it is also about women all over the world today who make and keep covenants." These women are some of the most Christlike ladies you will ever meet. They are learning every day about the gospel of Jesus Christ and trying to teach their families Christlike living. Now before I close this post I have to tell you about the rest of the meal. Dessert. . . We had chocolate cinnamon pull a parts, grease donuts-very popular here, chocolate ice cream, and a mixture called Au - it is condensed milk mixed with the coconut meat and coconut milk, cooked over the fire. They love it here, me, not so much, but I did give it a try before giving mine to the kids.