Meetings were held with the Christians and visitors every evening for about 2 hours for the purpose of studying the Bible.
At other times Bible studies were conducted with individuals and 5 people obeyed the Gospel.
Before the plane left, a letter from Jerry was delivered by an airline employee to Michael to be given to Randy English.
The Coles changed planes in Dallas for a non-stop flight to Honolulu. The plane landed on Christmas Island at about 1 PM (same time as Hawaii, 5 hours behind Central Daylight Time). The customs inspector was new to the job and insisted that everyone entering the country that day would have their luggage thoroughly searched.
The surface area is 248 square miles, about half of which is lagoons inhabited by 18 species of marine birds.