Monday, June 9, 2008

Repeating History

James Bell, Photo by Jacqueline Hernandez

He made it! James Bell, a member of of our church, called "President Nelson" a couple of days ago to inform him that he wanted to celebrate his 70th birthday by swimming from Tinian to Saipan (completely alone). That's a 5 mile distance in pretty rough water. All we knew was that he'd done it once before almost 30 years ago, and it took about 12 hours, and everyone was really concerned that he wouldn't make it. As you can imagine, we were even more concerned this time. Amazingly, not only did he make it, but he made it in 4.5 hours! Wow.

Happy 70th Jim! Here's the Saipan Tribune Article.

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