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22 Aug 2010 District Convention 2010
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Our District Convention was held on August 6-8 at the University of Guam.  We had a peak attendance of 1282 and 20 were baptized.  It was so exciting to see the many interested ones in attendance as well as many that flew in from the islands.  Also included in the attendance number were our construction group in Kosrae!  They were able to be tied in via internet and listen to the entire convention, and they were even able to watch the drama! 

The week before the  convention is an exciting time at bethel because all the missionaries from the islands start arriving.  We have Missionary Meal, a fun-filled evening with all the missionaries and bethelites.  This year we also planned a family night program and you can be sure we all enjoyed ourselves!

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Above:  These are five of our new brothers and sisters!

Below:  good times with good friends.  Three of our missionaries are pictured here on the right: Jodie and Starlee (Majuro) and Kathy (Kosrae). 

 

Its so hard to say go171odbye…..This is Cathy, Chastidy and Chloe.  They have been like family to me in the year and a half they lived here in Guam.  They are now back in California and needless to say we miss them very much!  We had a lot of fun together, especially that last Tuesday eating ice cream on the beach then getting rained on….right girls?  :)  Miss you!

 

 

16 Aug 2009 University of Guam Field House
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For the first time, plans were made to hold the District Convention at a rented facility here on Guam.  In the past, they have had the Convention on two separate weekends here at the Kingdom Halls at the Branch because there is not sufficient space here for everyone to be here at the same time.  The University of Guam Field House was the perfect choice, as it is a well-known facility and all the Witnesses were excited to be together at one large convention instead of being split into two.  However, it did require some extensive clean-up, but this was an opportunity for us to show our willing spirit and unity and to give a fine witness to the community.  And the UOG officials had never seen anything like this.  Over 100 volunteers showed up the weekend before the convention to clean, power wash, bush cut and much more.  Besides the clean up efforts before the Convention, on the last day of the Convention it took only a matter of minutes for everyone to put away all the chairs and stack the flooring pieces.  The UOG employees were quite impressed and we all had fun in the process.  Here are some pictures of the big clean-up day. 

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Scraping gum off the bleachers…by the time it was all done the bag of gum weighed over 3 pounds.  That’s not counting all the gum that we scraped off all the floor mats!

 

 

 

 

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This is how I spent most of the day, scraping and scrubbing the floor pieces that protect the gym floor.  Fun, fun, fun!