These trees are 500+ year-old fig trees. I don’t know how old the waterfalls are.
A sad day for our neighbors, Hoku & Gabi—a few days after having been given a baby, the grandmother came and reclaimed it.
Hoku buying baby formula at our local store for the newly adopted baby
Replacing an iPhone part based on Google research and a YouTube video—not the AppleCare I had in mind.
Today Hoku and I built a stand for his coffee-gin* (an annual harvest-time procedure.)
*I don’t know what this machine is actually called, but it seems like something Eli Whitney would like.
Missionary skills: hanging a windsock atop a 25 foot pole at the airstrip in the wind.
Together with two veteran missionaries and a handful of Menyan men, Wes and I spent last week writing four primers for our upcoming literacy program. Dianne and Annette, literacy consultants who have completed literacy programs in their own tribes and helped numerous others do the same, walked us step by step through the process of the tried and true method.
Without ever having had any schooling, Hoku is writing in his own language for the first time as he helps develop our literacy program.