Dear Kristen, July, 15, 2014
How's Albuquerque! haha Sorry, just had to poke a little fun at you every once in a while, haha. Well you wanted to know a little about the people we are teaching so here you go... But first a few things I have seen in Chuuk:
1.) Women and teenage girls understand the Gospel better so they are easier to teach.
2.) Most men don't think alot about religion. some work. Some drink, smoke and chew betel nut.
3.) Teenage boys are kind of the same as men and sometimes get in fights.
But that seems like it is the same way anywhere in the world. And that's kind of what I am working with.
On to some of the people who are investigating the church...
I will start with Mackido and Bananas. Mackido is in her early 30's and live in this cool government building that the government built then left it there. She and Bananas live there. Bananas is an 8 year old boy and yes, his name really is Bananas, haha. I think it's awesome! We are teaching them and if we can get them to church they can be baptized. Both of them like the message of the church.
Well I better let you go and get back to the X-Box, haha! Love you Kris, be good and don't grow up too fast.
Elder Jeff Payne
Jeff also sent a copy of the Young Women values in Trukese:
WE ARE DAUGHTERS of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him
WE WILL “STAND as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9) as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are:
CHOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY
as we come to accept and act upon these values,
WE WILL BE PREPARED
to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive
the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation