Legacy Preserves writer Paul Marshall spent five years in Micronesia as a Medical Missionary in the 1960s and will present an illustrated talk on the history of Micronesia and his experiences there, on Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 pm at the Rockport Public Library. Rev. Paul Marshall of Hope is a retired United Methodist Minister. Marshall grew up in the woods of northern Maine under the shadow of Katahdin. He lived a poor but idyllic childhood in a one-room tarpaper shack with his parents and six siblings. His world changed when he was called to serve as a combat medic during World War II. In Europe he saw so much destruction and despair that images that would haunt him forever. Two decades after the war Marshall was given a chance of a lifetime to turn the tide of destruction to hope. In 1964, with his wife and three children, he moved to a south Pacific island lagoon called Truk, where he built and ran a school for future Micronesian leaders. On the island he saw how the same super powers of World War II had also dominated and oppressed the people of Micronesia, and he set out to find a way to encourage their autonomy and freedom through the power of love and family.
Marshall will also be giving talks about his WWII experiences as a Combat Medic:
October 9 at 7 pm at the Hope Public Library
October 14 at 7 pm Camden Public Library
November 19 at 6:30 pm Rockport Public Library