Plumbing Supplies

In preparation for building our house when we return to PNG, we have been shopping for some supplies here in the US. We’ve picked out a stove, kitchen and bathroom sinks, faucets and toilets. We plan to ship all these things from here because of the selection, quality and price available in America compared to…

Catching Up #2

A few website notes: New, by popular demand, there is now an option in the comments section to subscribe by email to further comments on each post. If you do nothing, nothing happens, but if you’d like you can pick one of the following options: Receive an email when someone else comments on the same…

Catching Up

Our last few weeks in PNG were pretty hectic with all of our packing and the chance of an emergency flight change. And during that time, there was a lot going on concerning our future ministry as well, so we’d like to catch everyone up on a couple of developments starting with our tribal team.…

Travel Log: Jet Lag

A fourteen hour time change is not all that easy to adjust to. This problem is compounded by having children who are also lagging. In fact, I think each child increases the jet lag effect by a power of one. Additionally, being sick (which Elizabeth and I both are) doubles the problem. So if you…

Travel Log: Sydney Zoo

Today we enjoyed the Sydney Zoo. Here are a few of the Australian highlights… A cable car ride up the hill overlooking Sydney’s harbor.   Tasmanian Devils     This is where we ate lunch–a bunch of colorful birds joined/interrupted us.     The birds were happy to eat anything we wanted to share. Including…

Travel Log: Packing

Almost a year ago we showed up at GSP with all of the bags above…and our eight carry-on bags you can’t see. Every airport-plane-change was a nightmare so we decided this time to try and travel with no more than five bags and four carry-ons. That seemed like a good plan until I checked Air…

Reasons #40-49

Apple Picking We missed a whole year of apple picking-and apple eating for the most part–so we are excited about apples. Bacon Considering the fact that almost everyone here raises pigs, it’s surprising there isn’t more bacon. Seasons Especially fall and winter. Chlorine There are a few restaurants in town with pools, but they are…