From the first thrilling ride in a jet to the reluctant return home ten days later, each new experience is filled with excitement and interest. Eleven-year-old Deanna tells the story of this first trip to visit Andros Island, where her brother and his wife are missionaries.
Getting lost in the Nassau airport... Tossing about in the air currents, riding in a small plane from Nassau to Andros... Learning to relate to a different culture... Picking ripe bananas for snacks... Ants... Going to school in an "air-conditioned" one-room schoolhouse... Eating rice and fish, and fish and rice... Snakes and frogs... Birds that scream in the night and buzzards that wear aprons... Catching crabs... The beautiful blue-green ocean, crystal-clear to the bottom... Friendly natives... Noises in the night... Sunshine and rain surprises.
Through every experience, Deanna and her family sense the loving hand of God, leading and caring for His children in the Bahamas, just as He cares for His children everywhere. She returns home, but part of her heart stays on the beautiful island of pine trees and coral rock.
- 1. Flight 21
- 2. The Capitol City
- 3. Andros Island at Last
- 4. We Help the Missionaries
- 5. Birds, Buzzards, and Burger
- 6. Clouds, Crabs, and Conch
- 7. The Farm
- 8. Final Good-byes