Our little group of 9 (Father Ryan, Jun & Linda, JJ & Juanette, Charles & Cathy, Russ & me) had the beach to ourselves. And, it was sunny!
Father Ryan also did his share to feed the little fish since we had enough food for 50.
We waded in the water for hours, watching the sunset cruise boats and the natural beauty from Managaha. We realized just how great Saipan is, when we want to focus on the positives. Despite all the negativity that surrounds our daily lives, our island is spectacular.
That Happy Hour was a month ago and last weekend, we made good on our word to attend the Marriage Encounter Weekend in Guam. The Weekend's venue was at the Guam Marriott. The Atalig's, Cepeda's, Pangelinan's and Tagabuel's all joined together.
On Friday night, the Marriott's big event was M.E. but next door was the MMA fight (Preba Hao). Of course, the M.E. Community was louder than the cheers heard from the ringside stands.
M.E. is also great because it allows people to help others. We received a touching love letter from our Angel Couple, the Stettenbenz's, who we only met that Friday evening.
We've spent a lot of time together lately as we're planning the next M.E. Weekend in Saipan (19~21 October 2012) to welcome 20+new couples to our community. It's a labor of love as we're all volunteering our time and energy to ensure that the new couples experience a weekend of a lifetime.
Father Jeff San Nicholas was the presiding priest during the weekend. He not only is the only Guam M.E. priest but also the principal of the Father Duenas Memorial School. He was missing the school's homecoming football game while he was there with us on Friday evening. Father Jeff has a huge heart and is devoted to the church and M.E.