Sunday, March 30, 2008

Henry Block: Peace Corp Pulap 1966-1968

Henry Block was the first Peace Corps Volunteer on Pulap Island. To say that he loved Pulap is an understatement. His life, view of life, the way he lived his life; it all changed as a result of his living and teaching there from 1966 - 1968.

Henry loved to sail and, ignoring Peace Corps Rules & Regulations, sailed with Pulapese to Pik to get turtles for the island. Some might say that Pulap was Henry's second home, but that would be understating the experience. Pulap became Henry's "spiritual home" - as it did for many of the first Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) who were fortunate enough to have the gift of living in remote islands with knowledgable people who were kind and gracious.

Yesterday I learned that Henry is very ill with cancer. Ironically the wife of a young Pulap man (his family took care of Henry on Pulap) recently passed on because of cancer. I ask that we continue to pray for both of these people and hold them close to our hearts, as they held Pulap close to theirs.

If you want to write Henry or upload pictures, go to this site and register:

Thank you,
Clark Graham
Volunteer Teacher at CHS

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