This is our Branch President and his wife. She made me a muumuu and it matches hers!
This little girl had been sick for a long time and losing weight and coughing. We had her checked for TB which is common here. She is O.K. and has started getting better now.
We visited this woman because her baby was sick. It was a minor skin rash, but we learned that three of the children in this family are blind. One can't walk and one didn't walk until he was 5. We don't know yet if the baby will be able walk. She has 5 children and takes care of a nephew besides. There are great health challenges in Chuuk, but look at her smile! She loves her children.
This is the house of one of our friends. They lost their roof in the typhoon last March and still don't have a roof.
We went to a trade fair. People brought their produce and crafts to sell. Look how big the taro roots are! Taro is a big part of the diet here.
We often see people carrying things in baskets like these.
All the missionaries in Chuuk Zone got together for Thanksgiving. There was about 30 of us. Here are a few of them. We have so much to be thankful for.
Zone leaders getting ready to start the Thanksgiving dinner.
After dinner we played a few games--including a slightly wild game of musical chairs.
Chuuk Zone on Thanksgiving Day. There are also 3 senior couples not pictured here.
NOTE: I have not been able to post to this blog in Chuuk lately because of the slow internet, but am currently in Guam where the internet is better so I will try to catch up.