WEEK-END WITH THE PRESIDENTS – On February 24 – 25 Sister Burton, General Relief Society President and Sister Wixom, General Primary President, along with Elder Watson of the Area Presidency and their spouses were on the island.
The Church donated a mammogram machine to the hospital and they were here to present it on behalf of the Church. On Sunday evening they spoke at a fireside. When they walked in, I realized that Sister Burton’s husband was one of the stake presidents I worked with as facilities manager. After the meeting we had a chance to chat, and it was so great to see him again. We were also invited to the presentation ceremony at the hospital on Monday.
They flew out on Monday night, and we were at the airport to send off two missionaries going to the MTC. There is about a two-hour wait from the time of check-in until the flight leaves and we were invited to go into the Governors Lounge to wait with them. Elder Jessop, an area seventy was there, along with his wife.
He played his guitar and he and Sister Hunt, the wife of the Public Relations Representative for American Samoa sang several Samoan songs while we waited. What a neat experience to be in a room with two members of the Seventy, two general presidents, along with the Church Public Relations person for American Samoa, and their spouses and just chat….
Needless to say, we left the airport walking on clouds and feeling really lucky to have been with them on such a personal level.