Day 22 – Saipan

Sunday, March 31, 2019

We had breakfast in our hotel rooms, as usual, after which Dan and Anet went to the church he had attended the previous week and the rest of us went to the Saipan Community Church on the Beach.   The youth led the worship at the church and the speaker’s topic was based on 1 Peter 1.   During the announcements, they mentioned that they had presented the gospel of Jesus Christ and distributed Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes to more than 500 children on Saturday.   It was nice to be at one of the locations where the shoe boxes, some of which may have come from the Niagara area back home,  were being distributed.

After church, Dan and Anet went swimming, while Harold, John, Sandy, Jeff and I went to the ” Spicy Thai Noodle Place ” for lunch.   After lunch, we went for a drive around the island to see the various sites, most of which I had seen before, but Sandy and Jeff hadn’t.   We stopped by the memorial where the Japanese had made their last stand during World War II,

as well as, Bonzai Cliff.

Colourful and especially pink cars are very popular with the tourists on the islands, especially the ‘ Barbie ‘ mustangs with doors that open up instead of out.  At Bonzai cliff there was a swarm of tourists, who appeared to be part of a wedding party, taking pictures on the cars.

We also checked out the steep view from the top of Suicide Cliff.

From there we drive to the Grotto,

Bird Island,

as well as ‘ Kalabera Cave ‘, which I hadn’t seen.

From left to right: Harold, Sandford ( Sandy ), Jeff and John.

We returned to the hotel around 3 pm and at 5:30 pm we drove to Garapan to have supper at the Country House Restaurant and we returned to the hotel at 8 pm.

The weekend was over and Monday we will continue building roofs.   There are so many roofs to be repaired/replaced that many

 

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