Nikko Hotel–A Relaxing Evening

After a hectic week, ending with a day that felt like a week in and of itself, my friend Jenni and I headed for the pool for a much needed break. I read a little, watched the sunset, took a million pictures of the sunset, swam and floated in the pool a bit, and talked with Jenni a bunch. It was a relaxing, refreshing evening.

Man in sarong (why?) blowing a horn that sounded like what I always imagined a shofar to sound like. Except it wasn’t a call to worship or sound of victory; it was to draw the tourists in to the night show, which fortunately, we could not see from where we were.

Man who ran around the pool lighting the tiki torches

Fabulous sunset!

Me during the sunset

Church at the Beach

On Labor Day weekend, Harvest holds the Sunday evening service at the USO Beach. We had a fiesta dinner, great singing with the guitar and ukelele choir, and preaching from one of the special speakers for Spirit Week, Mark Herbster, whose twin brother, Mike, was also here for the week.

I cannot claim credit for any of these pictures. My roommate Elizabeth had the camera for the evening. She’s becoming quite a photographer!

Two of this year’s new teachers, Josie and Dayna

Brenna is stylin’

Two of my friends, Jenni and Julie

This is a great picture! Isn’t Caitlyn adorable? (No, she’s not Kevin’s baby. 🙂 She’s the daughter of Warren and Janet Han.)

Caitlyn gets passed around quite a bit. Here she is with Jodi.

I love this woman, Helen Middlebrook. She’s always an encouragement and inspiration to me!

We enjoyed a breathtakingly beautiful sunset while Mark Herbster preached. I love the sunsets on Guam! God is such an awesome Creator!

Even the Piti power plant looked stunning in the sunset. Elizabeth did a nice job with the framing of this picture.

Seaside Concert at the Hilton


This year I got to participate in the Guam Symphony and Chorale concert at the Hilton Resort. It was a really cool opportunity to sing under the tent in front of Tumon Bay and Two Lover’s Point at sunset. The “Chorale”–only 4 sopranos, 4 altos, and 1 tenor this year–sang a medley of Christmas carols with the orchestra providing accompaniment.


One of the highlights of the concert is the appearance of Santa Clause riding a caribou. Children thronged around him as he rode around the circumference of the crowd. I followed him the entire distance around trying to get a good shot and finally got this one back near my original seat!

After the concert and as we were running to the car because we were late for church, I snapped this picture of Tumon Bay in the moonlight. Guam is so beautiful! “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalm 19:1