We were driving up toward the north part of Guam the other day and saw a B-2 Stealth Bomber. A few weeks ago a Nuclear Sub and now we see a stealth. Wow!
Saturday we had the opportunity of going to a special baptism service for a man named Jay. He seemed very sincere and ready for baptism. The missionaries told us that he was originally contacted by Elder Pita and Elder Baliling, and then Elder Hunter and Elder Hatch taught him some, then he moved near us in Mangilao and was taught by Sister Vave and Sister Mika.
What was interesting is that he remembered meeting us on the beach back in April. We were looking for small rocks/coral to go into the bottom of our pots for the plants we had purchased at the banana festival. We remember him recommending certain kinds of rocks that were good for planting.
The bishop said Jay is ready to move forward with callings and Priesthood ordination so Sister Martin will be recording his baptism record soon. It's exciting to be here in the Micronesia Guam Mission where the work of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is "Hastening" at a record setting pace.
President Zarbock mentioned to me the other day that over 90 inactive members had become active over the last month due to renewed efforts, and help form God. Many of these members have been asked by the missionaries to teach investigators with them, re-igniting the fire within.
|Elder Hunter, Sister Vave, Elder Hatch, Jay, Bishop Davis, Sister Mika, Elder Siren|
|Our new friend and noise maker just outside our office window - The Diesel Generator - It's killing a palm tree|
Over the past week we have had some big thunderstorms with driving rain, swamping the generator and shutting off the power for hours at a time. We must continue to be patient and flexible and get our office work done at different times when it goes down.
|Sister Martin in the office|
We have loved doing may things with them and have truly enjoyed their company in the mission. We recently enjoyed a dinner farewell with them at the mission home, hosted by Sister Zarbock, while President Zarbock was off-island.
|Sister Zarbock, Sister MacCabe, Elder MacCabe|
We also welcomed the new Nurse Specialist Couple, Elder and Sister Guercio. We instantly felt a connection with them and are enjoying a new friendship.
|Elder and Sister Guercio|
|Enjoying a feast - Elder and Sister Hurst, Elder and Sister Guercio|