Every Thursday is the Mangilao Night Market next door to the Santa Teresita Catholic Church, not far from our apartment. For the last couple of weeks Agnes and Tosie Tosie have had a booth selling Pearl Shakes and lumpia or fruit salad to earn money for the temple trip in July.
Suzanna Sam has been helping out too (always with a big smile). We love going to the market. You can buy anything from a lemon tree to chicken empanadas prepared by the local Imam to used clothes.
On one of our recent trips we found ripe papaya, soursop and mountain apples (also taro and breadfruit).
Saturday, April 18. We hiked with the Young Women of the Barrigada Stake down to Sella Bay, site of the ancient Chamorro village of Sidya, the remains of a Spanish beehive oven and a two-arch Spanish stone bridge. We enjoyed snorkeling in the bay with its ledges, tubes and underwater canyons.
Wednesday, April 22. We left the office early for an evening beach walk. Heading down to Tanguisson we found the tide way out and the reef flats exposed. A few people were out collecting shellfish to make Kelaguen. Grant picked up this trocha who came out to say hello.
We enjoyed yet another beautiful Guam sunset.
Thursday, April 23. Sister Julie Fee brought in her Barrigada Seminary Class to the FHC do some Family History. The youth are preparing names to take on the temple trip in July.
Friday, April 24. The Talisay Ward "Temple Night" brought out Sam Bailey, first counselor in the bishopric, Relief Society President Lisa Garcia and her two darling girls and long time Guam residents Buzz and Jeanette Passeur. The very capable Mike Monson, a ward family history consultant, conducted the evening.
Saturday, April 25. With the help of Elder and Sister Thomas, Military Relations Missionaries, we were able to get onto the Naval Base for a hike down the Spanish Steps (by rope and ladder) on Orote Point--the westernmost tip of the U.S. We were rewarded at the bottom of our climb by a lovely beach and excellent snorkeling.
Sunday, April 26. We stopped by the Barrigada Ward family history class and found these faithful members hard at work: Sister Walters, Dorthy Siren, Sister Masau, Sister Philemon, Suzanna Sam, Agnes Tosie, Tami Burton, Brother Nauta and Dale West.