1. Fiji Test Results Are In

    Students in Fiji take standardized tests just like in America. On our island the leaders and community gather together while the students are testing. There is a service, prayer, and a feast celebrating the expected results. After the test is completed and sealed the teacher goes over the tests with the kids because they are so anxious to see how well they did!

  2. Fiji Fatele Fancy Feet

    We were stationed on Kioa Island in Fiji. It was a unique situation because the island was inhabited by a group of Polynesians in the midst of Melanesian Fiji. Kioa was bought in 1946 by the people of Vaitupu, an island in the nation of Tuvalu, with money earned from American Armed Forces during WWII and settled October 26, 1947 by 37 original settlers. The Tuvaluans brought with them only their culture, religion, and lifestyle - which have been preserved and are still in tact today. This i...

  3. Armenia helping hands

    Team of local volunteers cleaning up one of the main streets in the city of Gyumri

  4. Armenia summer days

    Taking a rest in the shade from the hot summer day

  5. Malawi Tiwonge

    Tiwonge used to wash my floors and clothes and sometimes water my garden before it disappeared into shriveled brownness. For these tasks I paid for her school fees so that she could attend secondary school. I like Tiwonge, she’s feisty and smart though sometimes careless and uncaring but she pulls it off with also being sort of sassy. Her sassiness makes her carelessness seem purposeful as if she does it perhaps to back up being sassy or maybe to protect herself. Either way Tiwonge and I got...

  6. Malawi kawaza

    Outside my door a collection of children harshly rap at a mango tree with a long pole. The tree whackers have to shield their heads as they go in to retrieve the green rounds out of the dust. I love how things so gently collide around my house. Mango trees to me are exotic, a tree that grows far away from New England apple trees that don’t take up near the amount of sky and air space that the wide mango limbs do. But to see the exotic I have to duck my head, peeking under my laundry which is ...

  7. Lesotho Colors of Lesotho

    In a remote village in the beautiful mountain kingdom, a local Mosotho boy shyly smiles upward towards a group of herd-boys passing through the area on their donkeys.

  8. Micronesia Boat to Nan Madol

    I remember this moment so well. It was so beautiful the boat ride to this island with ancient ruins.  I couldn't believe I was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean--what a paradise.

  9. Micronesia Pohnpei Training Group

    June 1995 Training   What a blast we had.  I'll never forget the month we spent here.

  10. Philippines The Bangka

    A bangka is a Filipino boat made out of wood and bamboo. As we noisely motor to one of the 7,107 island of the Philippines, the Filipino man navigates the boat with his bamboo pole.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.