Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Last Few Days in Saipan

Last night, Mom & Dad enjoyed a sunset dinner cruise on board the Stars & Stripes. Here, they're pictured with the owner, Sam Markos.




The ship includes a nice buffet dinner, dancing and entertainment by Elvis. Here are our Guest Relations Staff, Anna & Young dancing the congo line.
The Stars & Stripes, notably the "best" dinner cruise on island.
Last week, Mom & Dad escaped Saipan to go to the neighboring island of Tinian. Tinian was famous in WWII as it was the launching site of the Enola Gay atomic bomb. Transportation between Saipan and Tinian is convenient on the Tinian Express Ferry.
It's flametree season here in the islands.
The lobby of the Tinian Dynasty & Casino.
Right before Saipan's flametree festival, native Carolinian navigators sailed this ship 600 miles from Ulithi to Saipan by looking at the constellation for direction.
For the last two Fridays, Mom & Dad enjoyed service with our beloved Father Ryan at Mt. Carmel Cathedral. They would then come across the street to Saipan Community for a double dose of God.
The Cathedral
Mom and me with our mwar-mwars.
Each Monday night, we host a bible study in our home. Right now, we're studying "One Month to Live" by Kerry & Chris Shook. www.onemonthtolive.com
John's a regular member.
With 17 people on Monday night, we expanded dinner onto the patio.
Here's Anna, Mark, Brittany & Jenn.
At the main table:
Nikki, Yosh, Jenn, Melody, Yulia, Russ, me, Natalie, Owen, Irene
Mom & Dad led the session, "Day 8" and Mark ended it with worship songs.
Mark is quite talented. He is spearheading the Saipan Young Life Group.

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