Monday, February 2, 2015

Peter the Fisherman

This is Peter from the Wone Branch.  He feeds his family from the jungle and the sea.  He uses this bamboo pole to catch fish.  He must wade out through the mud flats and past the mangrove swamps to the ocean where he catches fish using small crabs for bait.
The stick and hook below is what he uses to catch mangrove crabs.  The large crabs live in holes in the muddy bottom around the mangrove trees that line the island.  He puts the hook in the hole and pulls out the crab.  The pole is very sharp on the bottom end and if the crab gets away he spears it with the pole.  Peter is very good at growing fruits but he didn't have any vegetable seeds.  We ordered him a large packet of a variety of seeds and he will soon begin planting.  He cleared out a small area in the jungle for his garden.  He told me that I would be the first to eat out of his garden.  It was very rewarding to see how happy these seeds made him.  He could not have afforded the seeds on his own. Peter has only been a member for a little over a year and has already gone to the temple in Manila. The church has a program that takes people who cannot afford the trip to the Philippines to attend the temple.


  1. I can't wait to see pictures of him standing proudly next to his garden! What kind of seeds did you get him?

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