I just got home from a 3 week long Mission trip to the South Pacific. The first week was spent with 6 others from my home church, a Missionary who lives on American Samoa, and 3 others. This picture was taken at the American Memorial that is at the top of the ridge above where the church meets there. The people of Guadalcanal and the rest of the Solomon Islands are very appreciative of Americans ( As well as New Zealanders and Australians ) because our soldiers rescued them from a dire fate of near slavery so many years ago.
Three of us got to go on the Kiritimati (Christmas Island - CXI) It was a very productive trip with 8 new Christians baptized, 1 restoration, and 2 Marriages :-) I met new friends on Guadalcanal, and got to see many old ones on Kiritimati. All my everyday troubles went away. I even managed to lose some weight.