Oranges

We had tons of wonderful oranges while we were in bush orientation, but Everett wasn’t very good at eating them then.  He has just discovered how to properly eat an orange, and it’s rather cute!

 

 

A few of our favorite things

Lucy loves Little House on the Prairie.  She loves to pretend that she is either Mary or Laura. She calls me Ma, her Daddy Pa and Everett Jack (that’s the name of the dog). So imagine her delight when we found these hats at a yard sale on the other mission base close by. “Laura”…

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! We love to celebrate Easter. It seems like it deserves a big celebration, seeing as it is the time we celebrate Jesus taking our punishment and rising from the dead to show he accomplished that. I hope all of you have a great time celebrating that tomorrow too! We made Easter a week…

Tribal Team: The Butlers

This is the Butler family.  Josh, Faye, Noah (4 tomorrow), and Karis (22 months). We did not know the Butlers before arriving on the field, but they were some of our first friends here in PNG, as they arrived a couple of weeks before we did.  They are both from Washington state and were high…

Our Tribal Team

[You can click on this picture if you want to see it a little bigger] For years when thinking about our future plans to move into a tribe, my mind has gone to who our teammates might be. We have known for years that NTM expects teams of three families to enter a tribe together…

Ma na Mana

I was reminded the other day of a silly story that I never shared with you from our time in MIbu. One day I was talking to my language helper, Longe, and she was telling me all about the two main languages in the area, Ma and maNA (stress on the NA). Many people in…

Fruit

We eat a lot of yummy fruit here in PNG.  There are amazing bananas, pineapples and papayas.  We also get strawberries and mulberries.  In Mibu they had wonderful oranges.  A couple of our favorite fruits are new  to us here though.  Lucy in particular has developed a fondness for diwai tomatoes and sugar fruit/passion fruit.…