Monday, July 23, 2007

Sweet Melodies and Saipan's Sunsets

Saturdays have been really busy for me. The Women’s Ministry is leading out on weekly hospital visits with patients at CHC after church. We had to write an official letter to the hospital administration to ask permission to be there. Finally we secured a time frame to visit with patients on Saturday afternoons.

A small group of us sang and prayed for several patients this past Sabbath. We visited my coworker’s mom who has been in the hospital for almost a month now. While singing to her suddenly a burst of tears was streaming down her face and she let out a faint cry. It made my heart skip a beat. I can only imagine the burden of pain she has been carrying. Her daughter, Auntie Mary, was there wiping her tears away and holding her hand. I'm happy that we were able to spend some time with her even if it was only for a little while.

The family unit for the Chamorro's is smiliar to the Filipinos. We've got alot of extended family. Everyone seems to be your "aunt" or "uncle". I love how we value family and are there when we really need each other. At least that is what my family is like.

I took a breather . . . and watched the sunset behind the Aquarius Hotel to close out the Sabbath.

The sunsets are my best part of my everyday and are reminders that God wants me to be happy no matter what I decide about . . .


Anonymous said...

Ah yes...the beautiful Saipan sunsets. Oh, the memories. :)

Gus said...

Cool story. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You pic of the sunset tugged on my heart. It is beautiful.