Monday night we began our Senior Missionary Couple Conference at the Mission Home. Dinner and a game/lesson.
|Stephanie and Bishop Freddie Nicerio|
Sister Guercio led us in a terrific game using "Preach My Gospel". Each card had "I Have..." and "Who Has..." statements about various concepts such as the attributes of Christ. If your card had the answer you would say, "I have...". Then you would read the PMG statement or quote and someone else would have the answer. It was a race against the clock. Some were a little tricky so we had to concentrate.
|Elder and Sister Brimhall and Elder and Sister Furstenau|
Tuesday morning we began the seminars. This conference was hosted by Seminary and Institute leaders. Elder Jung of the Quorum of Seventy spoke to us about the booklet, "Gospel Teaching and Learning". When he spoke we felt the spirit testifying of the truth of his words.
|Elder Tae-Gul Jung from Korea|
|A candid pic - Sister Zarbock stepping over some A/V cords|
|Sister Zarbock spoke to us|
She also told a story of a couple who lost everything, but then reflected back at the irreplaceable experiences they had received.
She also talked about the scripture D & C 97.8-9
|President Zarbock teaching|
He advised the couples to "Leave Someone Behind", meaning we should teach others how to teach and how to do church assignments. Don't just do it for them, but do it with them by temporarily shadowing them.
He also showed a clip from the movie "Chariots of Fire".
Their talks were excellent and very applicable to what we need to do.
All of the couples gave stewardship reports of experiences in their respective areas and assignments.
Sister Martin and I did a little finance and office training. We also showed a few pictures of what we do in the office and expressed how much we enjoy serving everyone in the Micronesia Guam Mission. Thank you again for all those on the outer islands that work with us and help us.
|Elder and Sister Furstenau work as Member Leadership Support in Pohnpei|
|Elder Furstenau talking about Stake President Kalio in Pohnpei|
|Elder (Dr.) and Sister Eliason. They volunteer at the Chuuk Hospital.|
|Elder and Sister Reed mentioned teaching people how to do gardens in Chuuk|
|Square dance activity|
|Elder and Sister Hurst do Family History and the Kosrae B.O.M. Pageant|
|Brother Nicerio is the local leader over Seminary & Institute|
|Elder and Sister Proffitt service CES in Palau|
Elder Proffitt is 76 years old and in excellent health. I asked him what people think about his age. He said when island natives ask how old he is they are so shocked because everyone they know around that age are either dead or in the Hospital.
|Elder and Sister Hedgpeth serve in CES on Pohnpei|
|The Hedgpeths gave this quote by Presiddent Henry B. Eyring|
|Sister and Elder Hardy work with CES in Chuuk (also help with the Pageants)|
|Elder and Sister Brimhall work with CES in Yap|
Since we are about to go home next month, we were asked to bear our testimonies. Sister Martin and I testified of the truth of the Lord's missionary work we are involved with and so many tender mercies and blessings we have been given while serving for Jesus Christ in Guam.
Breaking off into groups.
|We ended the conference with a walk along the beach and a dinner at the Fiesta Resort Hotel|
|Our final group picture at the Fiesta Hotel by the beach|
|Sister Martin, Elder Martin (we shared fish tacos), and Elder Reed at Ron's Diner|
|Elder Reed, Sister Reed, and Elder Tae-Gul Jung|
|Elder Tae-Gul Jung at Ron's Diner - A big "Ronster" burger with sweet potato fries|