Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This is actually the back of our house in the jungle. We are living in Madolenihmw, Pohnpei. We are the first LDS Missionary Couple to live in the jungle on this side of the Island. At present we are existing on Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, doing our laundry in a bucket, and taking cold showers because we have no hot water yet.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

We are on Pohnpei and are loving it. We will not be living in the town of Kolonia; we will be out in the jungle about a third of the way around the island. The area is Madolenimw and we will teach in Uh, Sapwalop, Mand, and Kitti. We have met some wonderful people and the island is beautiful.
We will be on dial up internet out in the jungle so we will not be posting a lot on here. Our access to internet is very limited.

Friday, January 16, 2009

We are in Guam and waiting for a Senior Couples Conference on Monday and Tuesday. This is the view out our hotel window. This is Guam in all its glory. Everything smells wonderful as there are flowers everywhere. The humidity is high and the temperature gets up to about 86 each day. We went out walking at 6:30 this morning and it was very nice. We walked for an hour and a half just seeing the ocean roll up in waves. There is a reef out where the breakers end and we walked on the beach and watched the kids play in the water. The water is very warm to the touch and they were having a blast. But it had warmed by 8 when we got back to the hotel and so we were wet from the humitity. The shower felt very good.
We have 5 couples here now so we tend to do things together. They have given us a lot of advice that will help us do the Lord's work better. It is wonderful that we are getting to attend this confernce before we go to our island.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

We are now in Guam and are waiting for a Senior Couples Conference on Monday and Tuesday. Then we fly to Pohnpei and begin our work

there. We are enjoying seeing some of the sites of World War II. It has been very informative.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

We added this one so that you can see the cafeteria from the walkway outside and see how much snow we have received. I would guess it is 12 inches or more. The yellow is the lights that illuminate the walk way reflection on the snow. I took the shot at dusk with no flash so the snow would not be just bright white and dominate the picture.
We are enjoying our CES training and have prepared and taught inservice lessons already. We have one more day of classes and then we have completed all our training. But we do not leave for Guam until Monday the 12th. We are so anxious to get going; we are really looking forward to teaching on Pohnpei island.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

We are going here! This is the large map in the MTC and we are pointing to Pohnpei, Micronesia. We have completed the 2008 year in the MTC and we will spend the first 12 days of January 2009 here as well. Then we fly out to LA then to Hawaii, then to Guam. We will have 2 days of seminars there and then fly on to Pohnpei. We are so excited about this new phase of our life.