These are my favourite 3 girls. They are best in the world.
Kiribati is a very special country. It may be surrounded by a million square kilometres of many colours of the Pacific Ocean. It is God’s chosen country.
God only knows how and why I put my name on the Palms list to become a volunteer. It has been the happiest time of my life and a very rewarding challenge.
I work in the Headquarters of the Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru as the Bursar. I also help out in the main office with priest travel and projects. The local I-Kiribati are warm, kind and generous. They are poor but they give everything they have.
The Catholic religion is strong and alive here and that is a bonus for me. I love doing the larger gardens and each week I dig, prune or rake to improve our compound.
I have been by surveillance ship and speed boat to Abaiang, I flew to Abemama and Makin and I went to North Tarawa by fishing boat. I have been invited to many church and government celebrations which I enjoyed especially the local singing and dancing.
The mighty magnificent coconut tree is, as I refer to it, the “Tree of Life”. It provides food, drink, housing, bedding and craft. The large scrumptious yellow fin tuna, shellfish and sea worms provide delicious meals.