|We all fit into one boat.|
Our Senior Missionary Conference in Trinidad.
One of the most enjoyable parts of our mission conference was going on a little boat ride to see the scarlet ibis.
|This ride reminded us of Puerto Rico with all the mangrove|
roots going down into the river.
|Snails attached themselves to the roots .|
|The scarlet ibis have a little black on their wingtips. They were magnificent!|
| There were white ibis mixed in with the red|
roosting on the island.
|A snake curled up in the tree above us as we floated down the river.|
|We learned so much at the mission conference, but we also had the opportunity to take a little boat ride down a river to an area where the scarlet ibis come to roost on a little island every night. We saw some viper snakes curled up in the trees up above us, and lots of tri-colored heron, and white ibis. The scarlet ibis were definitely my favorite. They are a fairly large bird with a wingspan of about 30 inches, long legs, long neck, and a long bill. They would fly in in flocks of 20 to 50 or so and land on only this one island. We were there just at dusk and they just kept flying in. The guide told us that there are between 1,500 and 2,000 of the scarlet ibis who come there to roost. They are a bright scarlet color and when the sun shown on their wings they would almost glow. It was like a spiritual experience for me. It was so breathtaking.|
|The Summers who serve in Guyana.|
|All the Senior Missionaries in the West Indies Mission|
|President and Sister Mehr|
|President Goodluck, President Mehr|
and President Bennion
|On the right are the Beutlers, our downstairs neighbors.|