“I’d love to help carry your stuff, but I’ve got these two spiders.” (yes, still alive)
This weekend we had great visit from some of our oldest NTM friends, the McGregors–we’ve known them since our pre-kid days in the Show-Me State. (Unfortunately, Mike was too busy piloting our chopper to be part of the visit.)
I’ve been working with some of our guys to train them as teachers. This afternoon, Api took the first shot introducing the book of Colossians which we have been studying in our Friday morning Bible study. He did a great job. On deck for next week: Wati.
We have two cats for rodent duty. Last night one brought a mouse into the house; the other a snake.
The village kids taught us how to play. Elizabeth contributed the perfect name. Click on the pictures for game instructions.
Last Friday at our Bible study Francis was happy and fixed a broken folding-chair with tangat leaf. This week he was subdued and, after the study, complained for about half an hour about a myriad of issues. He’s up and down a lot. Pray for humility and wisdom for him, patience for us.
Lin tried her first s’more tonight. She didn’t like it. After all the discipleship stuff, we are going to have to teach Menya about sugar.
Last week we took a walk to Api & Tema’s to talk about marriage conflict, guilt and shame.
Saturday we hiked to visit Edwin and family at one of their bush-gardens (that’s a garden in the jungle, not one owned by a beer family.) For Elizabeth and the kids, it was the farthest trek into the bush to date. Lot’s of fun!
For our lesson last night we moved inside our office-house to use the TV. I showed a portion of The Passion as I taught about Jesus’ death. Then I left them to stew for few days after explaining Jesus’ sacrifice. We’ll meet again Monday evening to follow up.