Menya Nativity

Menya Nativity Last year during our advent season we were waiting for our neighbor to have a baby. That meant 2 nights of Penny and me hardly sleeping, waiting for Edwin to call out for us to come up so we could see the birth. It also meant popping in on Mati every so often…

Ken’s Second Wife

You may remember, back in July, our friends Ken and Lepo lost their only child, Kenalin. Lepo has never been able to have children–Kenalin was adopted. We’ve been really hoping for a new baby for them, but not sure if or when or how or from whence it would come. For the last two weeks…

Serving Lunch

  We have been so busy the last 2 weeks! Tuesday through Friday around 20 men from all different parts of Menya came each day to work from 7:30 am until noon. We are leveling an area of ground on which to build a teaching house. It started as a hillside, so there was a…

Baby

We love going to visit new babies! One of our neighbors, Esther, had a baby early Monday morning, so we headed over to her house bearing gifts on Monday!  Esther had the baby all alone outside of her house in the wee hours of the morning.  Her husband then spent Monday morning working with our…

House Warming

Our neighbors are building a new house. The houses don’t last for very long, so they have to rebuild houses pretty regularly here. This new one is a little bigger than their last house, but the most exciting thing is that their daughter, Nawi, gets her own room! That’s rare here in this culture of tiny…

Menyan Adoption

Our neighbors just got a baby! It is so exciting! Another family who lives just over the hill from us had their 6th baby this weekend and they don’t want 6 kids, so they gave one away to Hoka and Gabi! They, and we, are all very excited. Hoka and Gabi had one child 15 or…

Babies

This is our neighbor, Mati. She is pregnant with baby #5. I think her oldest is between nine and eleven, but they don’t know how old any of their kids are. He is only about as tall as Everett, which can be deceiving. Next in line are two more boys, around 7 and 4. Then…