We helped with organizing interpreters for the medical staff. Each day we had 4 missionaries and 4 returned missionaries interpreting for the Kiribati people.
The Youngbergs, who were humanitarian missionaries, helped with the distribution of the LDS materials, the hygiene kits, school kits, and clothes.
|This is the boat that took us from the harbor in Beito out to the USS Pearl Harbor|
|Sister Youngberg, Elder Youngberg, and Sister Cassita|
|Our navy boat pilot taking us to the USS Pearl Harbor|
|The rear end of the ship lowers, they fill the end of the ship and it allows a smaller ship to float in and out with supplies for the shallower water at the harbor.|
|The stairway that takes you from the boat up to the ship.|
|Judy climbing the stair.|
|Cargo area and machinery|
|This is where the smaller ship is brought into the mother ship to load to take supplies ashore.|
|Hallways are small and filled with instruments.|
|The bridge with all the controls, radar and navigation equipment to steer the ship.|
|Judy steering the ship!!|
|Val steers with only one hand. With a little helm the great ship can be steered.|
|Radar with the Tarawa atoll shown by the J shape figure.|
The ship is at the center of the circle.
|Judy in the captain's chair.|
|LDS officer on the left charting the course.|
|Aluminum chaff cannons to draw away missile fire from the ship. The ship has little defensive artillery and is meant just as a cargo ship.|
|Living quarters, with bunks around the right side, with lockers and hangers for clothes.|
|Sister Cassita, Elder Youngberg, Sister Youngberg, Judy, Navy guide, and Val|
as we finish our tour of the USS Pearl Harbor.
|Judy with one of the security guards on board the ship.|
|Our boat coming back to the ship to pick us up. The boat can turn a 360 degree circle in place, having 2 big diesel engines. The million and a half dollar boat can carry 22 troops as a shuttle.|
|Going back to Betio.|
|Beautiful sunset in Bikenibeu at the travel agency.|