Monday, May 25, 2015

Talisay Coconut Olympics and Dededo Ward Baptism

On memorial Day 4:00 pm - The Talisay Ward had the "Coconut Olympics"

It's amazing the variety of games that can be done with coconuts. 

Three teams and 120 Coconuts in the circle
The object of the first game was to get your coconuts from the circle to the finish line without walking or running with the coconuts, or letting them touch the ground. We basically handed or tossed them to each other after we spread out in a line. The second game we kicked them all the way to the finish line. 

Elder and Sister Guercio, Elder Holmes and Elder Martin in action

Sister Martin, left, was moving fast and furious

Another game we used a towel to either hold the coconuts or to roll them without letting them touch the ground. The walking on coconuts game was fun and challenging. The older people assisted the younger team members to walk on the coconuts.

Sister Guercio and Elder Holmes

There was a trivia game...

...and then a blind folded game.

The last game allows experienced people to use machetes to chop the top off of the coconuts accessing the juice. Then someone runs with the coconut to the circle and pours the juice into a big cup. The first one to fill their cup, wins.  

Our team was close to winning but ended up in last place, since our machetes were dull. After the event and the announcement of the winners, we enjoyed a nice Chicken BBQ. It was a great flavor/marinade ...mainly Soy Sauce and onions, with a little garlic, vinegar, and Cola soda added.

They had fruit platters from the Navy Base commissary that included Blueberries, Blackberries, Mangos, Pineapple, Red and Green Grapes, Honeydew Melon, Strawberries, Watermelon, Cherries and Oranges. It was a rare sight to see the variety on Guam. 

Last Saturday, the Boy Scouts put on a fundraising spaghetti dinner and desert auction. Good food and a lot of fun. 

Sister Martin made two of her famous "Teddy Bear" bread
After that we headed up for Dededo for an 8:00 pm baptism

It was a wonderful baptism with great messages and testimonies

Sister Baum talked about the Holy Ghost in the video above

Smile Sister Martin and Sister Baum
One of the talks/testimony on baptism was by the sister of the one getting baptized. She spoke truth with her heart, and again, we were touched by the Holy Spirit as if the heavens were opened upon us.

Sister Rock and Sister Muamoholeva talked about the restoration

Elder Taule'alo performed the Baptism Ordinance 

Thank you Heavenly Father for touching our hearts during this amazing evening, blessing all who attended.

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