Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures . . .

We are so thankful to Elder O'bray for sending these pictures home and to his family for sharing them with us. We were in need of photos for the presentation for Stake Conference this weekend, and they were so kind to share. We wanted to share a few of them here.

Elder McEwan's camera has not been recovered, so we are hopeful that he has received the package we sent with another one for him. Hopefully it was disguised enough in the box of mac 'n cheese that it has made it to him :).

It is great to see Elder McEwan's smiling face. He is TRULY happy in his service on Chuuk in the Mechitew area.
What a beautiful people and island! How blessed are these amazing Elders?!

 Where else do you get to "play" in the ocean on your mission?

Thursday, June 6, 2013


It was so great to hear from Elder McEwan this week. Letters are the highlight of our week.

May 27, 2013

Dear Family ~

Hey to everybody!!! First off, how are you guys? Second, congratulations to everybody that won big this week!! I read your email today and had to keep myself from yelling in excitement!!! SKYHAWKS FOREVER!! You guys are all the best!!

Me and Elder Fermanis are doing great. We've got a ton of investigators and we're really starting to gel together as a companionship. He's a super cool guy (p.s., He says hi :)), and he's a big rugby player. I'm learning so much from him. He's super dedicated, a super hard worker, and he tries super hard every day. I love him!!

Right now, things are super . . . great, but also hard. I'm feeling like I'm trying too hard sometimes, and other times it doesn't feel like I'm trying hard enough to get this work done. I'm still working hard on the language and I know that will help me to feel more connected with these wonderful Chuukese people that I love. I know as I continue to work hard, the Lord will uplift me and help me because he loves these people, too.

We haven't had a baptism in a while, but I think this is just the "calm before the storm" because we're on track to have a lot of people baptized here in the next few weeks.

I love you guys more than you'll ever realize, and hopefully . . . when I get home, you will all love the new me :).

Love, your Chuukese Elder,
Elder McEwan

We're thinking this is his testimony in Chuukese. See how much you can understand:

Ngang Elder McEwan
Ngang aten Mechitiw
Ngang seni Utah
Ngang ua sinei pwe Ewe Mwichifelin Jises Kraist ren aramas mi pin non fansoun soponon mi ewe ennetin mwichifel won ei fonufna. Ngang va sinei pwe Josef Smith I emon soufosun kot.
Ngang emon misinerien ewe Mwichifelin Jises Kraist ren aramas mi pin non fansoun soponon. Ngang va fakkun tongei kemi.