The year 2001 was a pretty active one for me, travel-wise. In February, I went to Mindoro and Katakian* with the Flying Medical Samaritans**; then in April, I joined my family for a dive trip to Palau; and for our post-Christmas trip, we joined my Dad’s clan for a tour of Bohol — with a dive detour for the scuba family***, of course. I hadn’t realized how eventful that year was: before Palau there were dive trips to Anilao and Fortune Island. Then early the following year I moved to Washington. That’s a lot of flying around.
* For years I’ve been spelling the name of the island as “Cataquian” when it’s actually spelled “Katakian.” The error has been fixed, at the cost of some possibly broken permalinks. Sorry.
** Gerry Clark, the missionary pilot with whom I flew, is no longer with FMS, but has instead branched into Home for Good (HFGF), an adoption ministry tied to the FMS orphanage in Mindoro. Both ministries, HFGF and FMS, are very much worth supporting, and I encourage you pastors and churchgoers out there to consider including them in your missions-and-ministry giving.
*** Note to self: scuba category as dive log.