Early in the year, we were told that The Solomon Islands would be moved from the Papua New Guinea Mission to the Vanuatu, Port Vila Mission. We learned in April that our new mission president would be Larry Brewer from Utah. We were so surprised and excited because we knew of a Larry Brewer. He was a year older in school than Ken and was the older brother of Cheryle's friend Julie. After an e-mail to Julie, we did find out that it was the Larry Brewer that we knew. We waited anxiously for a visit. He and Sister Brewer came to The Solomons just 16 days after they arrived in Vanuatu. We were thrilled.
We met them at the airport. They brought along the AP's. What a wonderful time we had getting to know them and showing them our town.
The AP's are Elder Tupou from Sydney Australia and Elder Harmon from Logan Utah. What great young men they are!
The next morning we enjoyed Zone Conference where we were introduced to and instructed by President and Sister Brewer.
The Elders gathered around Pres. and Sister Brewer for a group photo following the conference. Elders Ifuna'au Junior, Ifuna'au Senior,Tupou, President Brewer, Sister Brewer, Harmon,Wanebana, Measi, and Haura.
After the great training, President Brewer treated us all to lunch at a local cafe.
Elder Harmon had a little problem with the language and got 3 plates of 3 tacos instead of 3 tacos! LOL
No problem, he shared with everyone.
After a fun lunch, we went back to the church and each Elder had the opportunity to be interviewed by President Brewer.
Thursday, President and Sister Brewer toured the island and visited the local members.
President Brewer, the mountain climber, on a bush trail, visiting members.
Sister Brewer, Sister Fiona and President Sauseru, 1st counselor in the District Presidency, and President Brewer.
Sister Margaret and President Rimou. He is 2nd counselor in the District Presidency.