Walking and Talking

I went walking with Lipson to pick up some new phrases. He pointed out and called by name a few plants, most bodies of water and each variety of banana we passed. But I have already learned a few dozen plant names and those are not coming up in conversation. I was interested in his…

4 Wheeling and Seamstressing

  Today, after multiple failed attempts, we got our 4 wheeler into Menya. Today also, I was spending the morning with Lipson, one of my language teachers (who is also one of my top two favorite Menyans so far.) So Lipson was with me at the airstrip. Once I had reassembled the parts of the…

Motivation

  Today this guy, Reuben, came to see me. He started off telling me that he has a “worry” that is really concerning him. He wants to live a good life and wants his family to be happy. Do I have any advice I can give him, he asked. He wants some “spiritual” help, he…

Down to the River to Play

The past two weekends we have taken excursions to play in the water. Last week we walked (about five minutes) to this small creek where laundry and baby bathing was under way before we arrived (and continued while we were there.)   Today we went down to the big river (about ten minutes in another…