Judy and I got to go to the Marshall Islands for 5 days, Feb. 11-15, to get acquainted with the staff and resources available there. This will help us to better serve in Kiribati to know how and what we can get to help the work, missionaries in Kiribati.
The picture at right is the entrance to the airport at Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Left to right: Elder & Sister Bush, Sister & Elder Wayas, office & fleet mgt (Hawaii, via Arizona), Elder & Sister Barlow, office (Spanish Fork, served a teaching mission in Samoa for 3 years when still had children at home), Sister Bulkley (nurse, served mission with husband in Connecticut before he passed away), Sister & Elder Wood, seminaries & institute, Sister Shaw.
The first floor of the pink building is the mission office in Majuro. The front is a reception area and open office area. Down the hallway are the president's office, the nurse's office and an office for the Assistants to the President.
|At low tide, we could walk between islands, hunting for shells.|
|This beauty was still inhabited. It had a razor-like edge on it's foot that it kept sweeping out when I picked it up.|
|This crab, with red eyes, was striking.|
|The stores may be small, but they have a great variety and volume of handicrafts.|
|There are a lot of nice homes, but Majuro also has its low income housing areas, like this one. The dirt road is inundated from the recent rain.|
|Other homes are nice, like these.|
|The sea is never far away in Majuro. There is just a ribbon of land in a curve, never more than 300 yards wide.|