We have frozen this blog as a historical, yet informational view at what life is like in the West Indies Mission for all those called to serve. This blog was designed for the families and friends of those missionaries serving in the West Indies Mission from July 2006 to July 2009. Every six weeks, photos taken at zone conference as well as a new slide show including every person baptized were posted on the blog. All of the slide shows are also available on our You Tube channel. The current West Indies Mission blog can be found here. Posts on our missionary experience can be found here and earlier. And finally, if you are a returned missionary who served in the West Indies, there is a current blog for you. Click here or visit westindiesrm@blogspot.com

Saturday, July 5, 2008

French Guiana "Tortue"

I have a friend that calls experiences like this "kisses from heaven."

Traveling and staying in French Guiana is challenging and I was feeling extra tired today so my husband and I decided to go for a walk along the beach near our hotel. We just happened to come upon a giant leatherback sea turtle crawling up on the sand to lay her eggs. We stood for an hour and a half as the sun set, watching this amazing creature dig a nest, lay her eggs, and struggle back into the sea.

What a wonderful world this is!

Climbing out of the sea

Preparing the nest

Laying over 100 eggs

Covering the eggs

Returning to the sea

1 comment:

Jan Myers said...

These photos look like they came from National Geographic! Thanks so much for sharing this fun experience.