Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friendship . . .

Us with KC ~ This young lady has quite the story, she is the only member of the church in her family. The family that raised her have become really good friends of ours.  We have had the great pleasure to spend time with KC and get to know her and love her. 
Chuukese people are generally very quiet and shy and that is normally how KC is.  Since she has been able to get to know us and spend time with us, she has opened up.  We have such a fun time together. True friendship strives for unity of purpose, will, desire, heart, and mind. There must be complete trust and transparency, with no hidden agendas. True friendship transcends love as the world understands it.  Sister Tiffany has told her she should come back to the states, go to school and prepare for a mission.  KC not only is beautiful on the outside she is beautiful on the inside.
Us with Brandy ~ Brandy is another one that has an interesting story.  Everyone really loves this kid, he has a sweet spirit. He was taught English by a Peace corp volunteer on the island of Ramonum.  He now lives with the District President and his family here on Weno.  Everyone really likes him because he tries hard in everything he does.  He is planning on putting his mission papers in when he turns 18 which will be in November of this year.  We are really excited and happy for Brandy.  He will make a terrific missionary.
Here we have Brandy, KC, Christine and Oriko ~ Oriko has been their teacher and a wonderful example to these young people.  She has taught them very well and they all love her dearly.
Charity and love for one another are best developed when one has a healthy sense of self-respect. Self-respect comes from obedience to the laws of God. Those with a strong sense of self-respect have a greater capacity to forget themselves and love others, this is what Oriko practices.
Here we have Marine Joseph holding her son Brady, Sister Tiffany, KC, Oriko and Neiryn.  Just a few of the special people to both of us.
What greater gift dost thou bestow, what greater goodness can we know, than Christlike friends, whose gentle ways, strengthen our faith, enrich our days.

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