One of the things all the leaders wanted us to do is teach music lessons. The church has a music course, with 3 lessons on conducting and 6+ on keyboarding. These people are great singers and pick out wonderful harmonies, but few read music.
In the Betio 1st and 2nd Ward building, we have been teaching a weekly class. We take 5 keyboards with us for them to use during the lesson, but they are left with 2 in the building to practice on. During the lesson, they double up and take turns.
The girl on the left is a student at Moroni HS, for which she rides a bus about an hour each way.
We got some of the keyboards from the mission and 2 more from Moroni HS because they don't work with a power cord anymore. We bought some batteries and it works fine, but batteries are very expensive here. We had our daughter, Angie, buy them in the States and send them to us.
These three ladies attended our personal finance class, along with several others. We taught them how to budget and plan for their future.
We held this class in the Institute building on the grounds of the West Stake Center.
|The rainy season offers special challenges to the pedestrian. Actually, that is 90% of the population.|
|Moving a house past the toll booth in the middle of the road posed a little challenge|
|Little girls are happy. Older ones are always helping the littler ones with safety by the road.|
|The Beito 2nd Ward decorated the pulpit for ward conference and the stake visitors. They also had a wonderful ward choir with about 35 voices, all dressed with bow ties and jackets for the men, matching blouses & skirts for the women.|
|Another decoration was around each pillar in the outside court yard, with flowers and palm leaves woven and arranged.|