Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We woke up Wednesday morning with power back on ... yea! Then we heard the news of tsunami in Samoa and quickly checked our atlas to see just how far and in what direction we were from the storm. Thankfully, we are not in the path, and everything here is fine. We did have some rough waters surrounding us yesterday, and today the internet service has been up and down (mostly down) which I imagine is due to the weather. Our ITP is located in Fiji, which may account for the unreliable service ... but then again, who knows? We have had a mainly dry day so I took advantage of that and did the laundry and hung it out to dry. Temp today is mid 90's and high humidity. I am thankful for AC.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It is Monday morning in Nauru, and we have been here 4 days. Three days it has rained, and 2 days we have had power outages and been operating on the generator. I was told that is not an unusual series of events. Oh, brother! Our first Sunday was great! We had 30 in attendance, even though it was pouring down rain and we drove through DEEP water to pick up a few of the people. Bro. Adam has a 4-wheel drive that pulls the "wagon" that picks up the folks. BTW, anyone wishing to email, please use lshoward49@gmail.com as the hotmail service is SO SLOW I cannot open anything. Too much advertising, etc. Will post a pic ASAP. Thanks for your prayers ... don't stop! :-)

Friday, September 25, 2009

We left Tuesday Sept 22 and after 25+ hours of flying time, plus 4 layovers, arrived in Nauru on Friday Sept 25. What a long, long trip! Although we arrived at just before 5 a.m., and it was quite dark, there were at least 20 Nauruan children sitting on bleachers just outside the fence by the runway, watching as the plane disembarked. All I could really make out was a lot of smiling faces. I guess since the plane only comes in once a week, this is a bit of entertainment for them.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This is the island of Nauru. It is the world's smallest island nation covering just 8 square miles. Nauru is home to approximately 10,000 people of mostly Polynesian and Micronesian descent. ... and from September 2009 until January 2010 we will be experiencing first hand this tiny island in the Pacific Ocean.