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Nan Madol, Pohnpei

There is a storm approaching and it is a long ride back to the harbour. But the crew of our small motorized canoe couldn’t be more relaxed. It is just another day in Pohnpei. As one of the wettest places in the world, this tiny island in Micronesia is home to those who happily swim, fish, harvest and carry out business despite rain and more rain. While its 607 islands are barely visible on a map, the vast archipelago of the Federated States of Micronesia spans more than one million square miles of the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines and west of Hawaii. On Pohnpei there are four separate Bible translation teams busily at work. Two Polynesian teams, Kapingamarangi and Nukuoro, are nearly finished their complete Bible after years of dedicated teamwork. Meanwhile two Micronesian language communities, the Pingalapese and Mwoakilloa, are just beginning with great enthusiasm after they saw what was possible. Keep up to date with news from Micronesia.

Photo & Words: Elyse Patten