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When and Why I Came to Guam

Saturday, July 09, 2016

I came to Guam in August 1964 to attend the College of Guam for two years. My eldest sister had come here in 1962 as a contract teacher for the Department of Education, Guam. When she renewed her contract in 1964 she negotiated to bring me to stay with her and her three daughters who were closer in age to me than she was. Soooo I have lived out here for more than 50 years.

Second semester I was here I met a young man whom I eventually married and had three sons with. We divorced I got my degree, taught for 33 years and retired.

I like the warm climate and the warm people of this tiny island. When you see someone you smile even if you have no idea who they are. We call it the Hafa Adai spirit which means Hello in Chamorro.

I have also lived in the now Federated States of Micronesia, Chuuk and Pohnpei states which were called Truk and Ponape when it was the Trust Territory. And I lived in Saipan which is part of the Marianas.

I was born in Portland, Oregon and have cousins in Vancouver Washington and nieces and nephews in Oregon as well as other places.

I got saved in May 1984 and was baptized by immersion soon afterward. I have been blessed to be able to teach children about Jesus and the Bible for many years and hope to continue for many more.
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