Tim and Franicia

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Last Year’s Family Picnic

In Family News on May 30, 2011 at 4:41 am

This is from our family picnic last year when some of us came to the island after being gone for a few years.  Some family members came later on.  Maleina Quitugua Luhk is in the front and on the left.  Grandma Louise Quitugua is also on the left.  Some friends of family members joined us for the fun family photo.

Maleina helps a younger cousin down the slide.

Faloma helps one of her younger cousins get up the slide.

Maleina swings excitedly as she plays with her cousins at a beach playground.

 

Uncle Elbert Quitugua and Auntie Jane were gone for the first part of the picnic because they were selling shaved ice elsewhere.  As soon as he arrived, he started handing shaved ice to everyone.

Prayer Meetings and Speaker Announcements

In Family News, Schedule of Events on May 30, 2011 at 3:55 am

Today there are a lot of prayers being said as the family gathers this Memorial Day at Asteo at Grandma’s residence.  I called to speak to Mom (Anicia Quitugua Tomokane) and one of Grandma’s sisters answered the phone letting me know that the family is still not doing well and that they have been busy with meals.

Yesterday, Mom was able to go around some key villages on Saipan and make announcements over a pa system.  Lt. Governor Eloy Inos graciously donated his pa system and he and Ignacio Demapan, Special Assistant for Indigenous Affairs, mounted it to one of the Lt. Governor’s relative’s truck.  They went around the villages of Capital Hill, Asteo, Talofofo, and Kagman — the key surrounding villages where they might be located.  She called out to the girls saying their names and that the family is looking for them and misses them.  Mom didn’t know about the military’s helicopter search and it was happening at the same time.  She told them that if they saw the helicopter, wherever they were, to go to it and wave and hold hands and they would come get them.  Mom said that people got out of their homes and were waving as they drove past and some of them were even sobbing.   Our hearts are torn as well as the community.

They are going to try to go around again this afternoon. We might be able to get a picture of them by tonight or tomorrow.

There are so many donations of hard work for searches, distribution of fliers, making of meals, water, ice, fruit from people’s trees, vegetables, and prayer.  We know that a lot of you are also sacrificing so much even when gas prices are so high.  Thank you for being so unselfish.  Mom has said that it has been especially encouraging to see non-family members help out.  It gives the family renewed strength to face each day.  We thank everyone for their love and sacrifice.

 

Sunday – Schedule of Events for May 29, 2011

In Family News, Schedule of Events on May 28, 2011 at 8:28 am

Saipan missing girls family website

These events are posted on our family’s wall at the Family Headquarters in Asteo:

Schedule of Events

Sunday

1.  12 – Media update (T.V., radio, and newspaper media will be here at 12 noon) – public family appeal

2.  5 p.m. – Prayer Vigil

Location:  Asteo – Santa Lourdes

A Website Made and a BigThank You from the Family

In Family News on May 28, 2011 at 7:35 am

We have received so many phone calls and help since everyone on Saipan has found out on Thursday, May 26, 2011 that our relatives Faloma (10) and Maleina (9) Quitugua Luhk have been missing since Wednesday . Thank you very much for helping our family during this tragic time.

We know that many of you would like to know what the current status is, whether we’ve found them, if there are any leads, and how you can help. There are also certain events that are taking place that not everyone is finding out about such as search groups and prayer meetings. We will try to post here as often as we can when we get an update of those events as well as other information.

Thank you for any assistance and prayer,

The family