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…

Letting God Judge

I went to see Hoax the other day and found him splitting wood in order to make a fence around Ginalyn’s grave to keep pigs from rooting around in the loose ground. We talked for a while about the conclusion of the traditional customs surrounding death and as we talked, Hoax told me the family had discussed Ginalyn’s death and determined the cause. Here is the story…

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Reasons #1-10

Here are ten (unranked) things we will enjoy during our visit home to America. Square Footage. After eleven months, I feel like I can say definitively that the 540 square feet pictured above are not enough for our family of five. We look forward to having a little more breathing room in America. Chick-fil-A. Yum.…

Everett on the Tractor

Everett is really into his book, The Big Book of Things That Go, lately as evidenced by how many of the pages have been taped back together after being ripped. Because of this, his current favorite “words” are ‘truck’ and ‘tractor.’ Recently I took him up to the tractor that is owned and used here…

Ginalyn’s Burial

On Wednesday Ginalyn was buried in grave behind her house. Here are a few pictures from that day: Here are some family members from out of town sitting under a make-shift shelter of bamboo poles and a tarp waiting for the burial:   Here the coffin is being carried out of Hoax’s house:   These…