Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Caregiver

This young family was happy to receive gifts - mom was off at work but dad was taking care of things at home when we arrived. We took small children clothing, coloring books and crayons, small wooden cars, a few other misc., toys and a baby doll.   In these precious moments we realize what we feel and know in our heart that Christmas is really about the Christ.
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Toy delivery

Sometimes we look around and have a hard time imagining Christmas here.  There are decorations up here and there and also some of the stores blare Christmas music. But Christmas time it is and we are doing our best to have the Spirit.  Many have helped us to do just that by contributing generously and unselfishly to our efforts, Bringing the Love to Chuuk.

This is Cathreen with her mother - she is a special little girl with a handicap caused by the doctor when he was delivering her.  He cut her upper lip pretty bad and she has not been able to speak well because of the damage.  She is a beautiful little 7 year old. She was very happy to see her new toys and clothes.  
This is Cathreen's brother. He is a twin and they are 11 years old.  He was practicing playing with the egg magnets that were donated.  He thought they were really great but his mom didn't like the sound they make. She said it scared her.  They sound like a rattle snake.  
Fortunately there are no snakes here.

Many more children. . . Here they are learning to read and sing "The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round". Between 2 houses which are all family we delivered toys and clothes for 12 children.  They were very happy and thanked everyone for "Bringing the Love to Chuuk".

 This little darling is Esron. She is two years old and she was so sweet the entire time we were  there, playing with her new baby doll. She took two of her shirts and made a blanket for her baby and laid it down to sleep.

 This is Hernita and she is 1 month old.  She has tons of hair and is beautiful.

 These boys were also given small wooden cars from Tiny Tim's workshop.  They are very excited to receive them.

We have the greatest job in the world right now, delivering and handing out toys and goodies, all made possible by charitable souls from all across our home country.  We are not clothed in red or have a sleigh and reindeer. To all those who have contributed, we thank you immensely and may the eternal blessings be left in your socks hanging on the mantle.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Loaded and ready for delivery

This is a picture of the Berta's trunk - she is loaded and ready for delivery to the children.  
The back seat is also loaded and ready to go.
Thank you to so many that have shared love to the Chuukese project.  More pictures will soon be posted.

Wooden cars a hit!

These kids were so excited to play with the wooden cars.  They scooted them across the room to one another for a while, racing them was cool but then of course they had to make it a little more exciting and crash them into each other.  They all laughed and laughed.  
Good thing the cars are tough for tough boys!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Donations arriving. . .

Many donations have been arriving now for several weeks from all over the United States.
Thank you for the love and support with this project.
"Bringing Love to the Children of Chuuk"

We can all remember our feelings when a little child cried out and reached up to us for help.

We remember our Savior’s teaching as He placed a little child before His followers and declared:

“And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The love of many. . .

The boxes for the children have been arriving.  It warms our heart to see the love coming here for the children of Chuuk.  We will be posting more pictures as we deliver the goods.
"May the joy in their laughter
the love in their eyes
the hope in their touch
bring out the child in each of us"

Friday, November 16, 2012

Boys "love the cars"

These two young boys were very excited to get a small wooden car to play with.  They hooked a string to the front of the car and pull it.   "Chuukese style remote car"

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My sailing vessel

Come check out my new boat . . .

Let's see is this a good spot?

Will you look at that - it works!

Thank you!

These pretty little girls picked out a fish and a teddy bear to love.  

I love my new teddy bear

This little angel was so happy to get a teddy bear she just wasn't sure about getting her picture taken.  

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Delivery of toys to the Children

Thank you for our cool toys we really like them
The little girl has never had a doll to play with she is 6 years old she was very happy to get this darling stuffed animal fish. We are working on getting her a dolly soon.  The boy has 2 brothers which both got a car.  Now they can race them.  

He is showing the wooden cars he picked for the 2 small boys that live in the house with him. We left a stuffed animal with the baby boy to play with.

These children are cousins. They all live together in this one home 34 people live here during the school year. Most of these little girls don't even have a doll to play with so the stuffed animals were a big hit with them.

This lovely lady has many grand-children, the kids were very happy to seen the toys. Each children received one whether it be a stuffed animal or a wooden car.

Hygiene Is Essential to Good Health

Teaching elementary school children the habits of washing their hands with soap and brushing their teeth. Lifelong personal hygiene habits essential to protecting against infection and disease are being instilled.

Monday, October 22, 2012

I love the lollipops!

Today was good. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one
Fun is good and so are lollipops!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The first toys arrive

We received the first shipment of toys for the kids.  50 adorable stuffed animals and 60 hand made wooden cars from
"Tiny Tims work shop" LDS Humanitarian .  Thank you Judy and Garth Heer, from Centerville, Utah for your donation.  We will post pictures when the toys are delived. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

"Bring the love" here in Chuuk

Okay ya'll this event is asking for donations to "Bring the love" here in Chuuk.

As many of you know we need a lot of help here.
For those of you that have not been here ~ Chuuk is located about 600 miles southeast of Guam. Chuuk State consists of 11 mangrove-fringed islands in the Chuuk Lagoon, and a series of 14 outlying atolls and low islands surrounding the lagoon. The main islands, Weno, Tonoas, Uman and Fefan are located in the Chuuk Lagoon. 

Of Chuuk's population of around 53,000, more than 40,000 live on islands in the lagoon.

Commerce is limited here, if not impossible. To purchase items, when or if you can, it might be VERY EXPENSIVE. Other than the local food everything must be imported, so everything depends on the container shipping companies.

The Chuukese people are some of the most loving, honest, charitable people in the world. They will help everyone even if they need it themselves first.

Bringing the Love was created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to travel and contribute to the communities, wildlife, and environment they visit.

We know that many people are looking for an opportunity to help some how but are just not sure where or who to turn to. We could use your help with "Bringing the Love" to Chuuk.
This is the first project in this area and hopefully there will be many more each year.

We are hoping you will pick one of these choices and invite others to take part. If you want pictures of the children receiving your donation that is not a problem we will be happy to do that along with a thank you note.

Things that we are hoping to get donated here are - - -
Gently used or new clothing all sizes for males; dark color long pants, white shirts with collar, dress ties.
Gently used or new baby clothing - all types and sizes.
Reading glasses - sizes 100 - 200

For the small kids...
Gently used or new children books; teaching - animals, colors, alphabet, numbers really they could use all books.
New Coloring books, color pencils, pencil sharpers, crayons.
Match box cars - or any other fun toys
Dolls for girls of any kind
Pretend jewerly
Glow sticks

Medicine - adult tylenol, baby tylenol, ibuprofen

Please invite others to take part whether it be doing Eagle Scout projects, Fundraisers, Enrichment projects, Ward party donations etc.,

Please mail:
Bringing the Love C/O Sister Tiffany
P.O. Box 861
Moen, Chuuk
FSM 96942

Learning from books

Get ready for eye-popping 3-D encounters with bugs, speed machines, outer space and dinosaurs! 3-D Thrillers! make learning fun and keep kids engaged with lessons that jump right off the page! Case includes 36 – 3-D Thrillers! Learning Books with glasses assorted evenly among these titles: Bugs,Speed Machines Solar System, and Prehistoric World.

Wouldn't it be nice if all children had the opportunity to read a book and learn about the interesting things in life?  Even 5 books would be a blessing.  If you want to get involved and would like to do something for a child please make a purchase of something you feel is important and send it to 
Bringing the Love
C/O Sister Tiffany
P.O. Box 861 
Moen, Chuuk, 
FSM 96942

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Children love coloring. . .

Keep kids entertained and occupied for hours! Each fun-filled book has coloring pictures, drawing and guessing games, mazes, and other activities. Ideal for preschools, church camps, day care, travel, and more. Case includes 36 – 160-page giant coloring and activity books assorted among the 2 cover designs shown (cover designs could vary by case).

Tired of the skinny little crayons breaking all the time? These super jumbo crayons are big and sturdy, and are easier for younger children to grasp and use. There are 8 colors in each pack: red, green, yellow, purple, blue, orange, brown, and black. Perfect for the classroom, day care centers, preschool, art teachers, and the pencil box at home. Case includes 24 – 8-ct boxes of Super Jumbo crayons. Ages 3+.

Disney Books

Disney Scrub-Bubble Bath Books
Disney Hardcover Storybook Collection

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Hero Dad
by Melinda Hardin (Author) and Bryan Langdo (Illustrator)
A young boy talks about his father, the soldier. Picture book

Pearl Harbor
by Stephen Krensky (Author) and Larry Day (Illustrator)
See how and why the U.S entered the World War II. Level 3 easy reader

Monday, October 8, 2012

Working with the Chuuk Women Center

The Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC) is the umbrella organization for forty-one (41) individual women’s organizations that cover the entire State of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and has a membership of about 400 women.

The Mission for the center: To assist women in becoming more productive and self-sufficient members of our society through comprehensive programs which enhance the social, economic and physical well being of women and their fFAMILIES in Chuuk.

Their vision: Chuukese women, also known as Nien aroor and Nechu meres, proudly carry on their important roles actively as peace makers, decision makers, problem solvers within their Chuukese societies for the betterment of their government, schools, communities, churches and families.

Contact information: (691) 330- 8397 Shinobu M. Poll Memorial Center, Women's Interest and Wellness Facility.

President Christina "Kiki" Stinnett:
P.O. Box 546, Chuuk State, FM 96943
Nepukos Village, Weno Island, Chuuk State, FSM

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving "Mother Teresa"