|A ship docked in the lagoon|
The base was very well manicured and kept. There were lots of family friendly recreational things available there such as a swimming pool, several beaches, and places to snorkel or dive.
|The WW II memorial on Kwaj|
|signs giving mileage to many places in the world|
|Where the Kwajelin Branch meets|
We boarded the ferry headed for Ebeye. There were a lot of people on the ferry. A young man from Ebeye with special needs, met us and helped us with our bags. He helps the Elders and actually wears a missionary badge. They call him Elder Robert
|On our way to Ebeye looking back at Kwaj|
|A little islet on the way to Ebeye|
|Coming into Ebeye...the end of Ebeye with a few trees and NTA|
|Coming into Ebeye|
|The dock in Ebeye|
|Sister Weir and I got to go with the Sister Missionaries to teach this family|
|They have accepted a baptismal date|
|Kids playing ball|
|The church building in Ebeye|
|The church was made out of an old Bunker|
|Basketball court on the church grounds|
|As usual, the children were so cute and friendly|
|We got to attend a baptism for two wonderful people|
|Elder Wilson did one of the baptisms|
|To get to the lagoon where the baptism was actually held, the whole crowd of church members had to go through a maze of little tiny houses and lean to type houses|
|The baptism was at sunset and it was beautiful|
|People watching the baptism|
|It was very special|
I love the children. I read that over 50% of the 15,000 people that live on Ebeye are under the age of 18. There were children all over. They played with anything they could find...cardboard, rocks, sticks, and even garbage. Ebeye is one of the most densely populated places in the world. All of these people live on a 1 mile long about 1/4 mile wide island or about 80 acres. They live in tiny little shacks and lean-tos very close together. There is obviously a lot of poverty.
|Cute kids in front of the hotel|
I loved talking to the children and smiling at them. It was sad to see some of them with medical issues that don't seem to be addressed.
They do have a small hospital there. The Marshallese only have to pay $5.00 for a visit to the outpatient clinics.
|Kids playing with cardboard|
|Kids by the ocean side of Ebeye|
|Kids playing in back of the hotel|
|The kids played with whatever they could find|
|Kids on the street|
|They seemed to be having fun|
|The Ebeye Hotel|
|An Ebeye Street|
|My hotel room in Ebeye|
|At the restaurant in the hotel|
|On the ocean side of Ebeye|
|Sisters Whitney and Mahit came to see us off at the dock|
|The peer as we pulled away|
We have 3 branches in Ebeye. We have 8 missionaries and are getting a missionary couple soon. There hasn't been one there since May. The people are wonderful...so friendly and kind. Especially the members. They were really awesome.
|The Ebeye peer|
|Sharks right off the shore in Kwaj|
We walked out on a little peer in Kwaj and there were these sharks just swimming around. It was kind of eery even though nurse sharks are supposedly harmless.
|The Marshall Islands are a shark refuge and there are many kinds found here. Thee is a nurse shark|