|Sister McClellan, Elder Meyer, Sister Martin, Sister Roberts, Sister Orrock, Elder Waimila, Elder Walters, Elder Seguin|
|Elder Walters scraping off old paint and graffiti|
When the missionaries arrived and began removing the graffiti, many local residents and school students thanked them for working on it.
Sister McClellan mentioned that the government coordinator overseeing projects like this, didn't even want a "before" picture posted on their Facebook page because the Graffiti and swear words were so bad. They usually post the "Before" and "After" photos to let the community know what's going on.
The initial scraping and cleaning lasted about two days. Different teams/groups would go at different scheduled times to help out. This ended around noon on May 31st.
|Elder Lyman, Sister McClellan, Elder Holt, Elder Malais, Elder Cook|
Later that day they began painting the base coats. As they were painting the fresh new look, many more people came by to tell them how much better it looked than before.
|Elder Obray, Elder Selander, Elder Hansen, Sister McClellan, Elder Cook,|
Elder Holt, Elder Gardner, Elder Malais, Elder Bowers
|Sister Norgrant(top left), Elder Jeppesen & Elder Land(top right), Elder Obray and Elder Selander(middle), |
Elder Bowers(bottom left), Sister Whipple, Sister Ande and others mentioned before(bottom right)
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|Sister Martin and Sister McClellan,|
just about to paint some more.
Sister McClellan, the Micronesia Guam Mission nurse, missionary, and free lance artist, enjoys painting landscapes on canvas in her free time. She has had very little free time however. As the nurse for over 100 missionaries, on over 10 islands from Palau to Kosrae, she hardly gets a breather.
|This bus stop was painted by missionaries in June of 2013.|
One year ago she organized another group of over twenty missionaries to help her paint another community eye sore that turned into this beautiful bus stop. This one had the song title "Love at Home", another family oriented theme.
After a few more hot summer days and a few mosquito bites, the project was finally completed.
Congratulations to all who helped!
|Family painted by Sister McClellan|