6.11.2003

Ziona, the "divided church" is on the island of Mauke (population 646). In the late 1800s the island had two villages, one who followed the London Missionary School, and the other who had become Roman Catholics. When the villages came together to build this church, the couldn't agree on the decor. In fact, their arguments became so heated that they finally just built an interior wall down the middle, creating two churches within a church. The wall was eventually torn down, but the church still has two distinct looks. The dueling denominations now sit on seperate sides of the aisle, and take turns singing hymns.
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On June 21, 2003, Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair moved from Los Angeles to the South Pacific. Our first stop is Rarotonga, a tiny island in the South Pacific. We're bringing our two young daughters with us.

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