10 More Pictures from PNG.
We took a hike this morning to see some more of Menya before our guide/partner, Wes, leaves for a few months. Here are some pictures.
We are just getting started in Menya, here are a few pictures.
We are almost ready to move into Menya. Our first home will be someone else’s.
I had another chance to talk with Hoax today and challenge him to pursue growth.
I went to see Hoax the other day to tell him we are going to Menya. He is happy for us. While I was at his house, I asked him how things have been going and specifically asked him about “church.” I won’t try to recount the whole conversation, but here are my conclusions: Hoax…
We are really excited to be committed to going into Menya. At the same time it is daunting to think about the task ahead of us. The Menyan language is part of the “Angan Family” of languages which have taken missionaries typically five to ten years to learn (if at all.) Here is a description…
We don’t know what tribe we are going to be working in or where our house will be built, but we are committed to a kitchen layout.
I’m reading a book loaned to me by an old-timer entitled Adam with Arrows (1953), about the first contact by the white Australian administration with the natives of the Menya area. Twenty pages in I’ve already read about sorcery, tribal raiding parties, and cannibalism.
Since we missed our chance to get into Menya, we have a new plan. Rather than flying into Menya with the Walkers to spend some time with Wes, we are going to fly Wes and his son out here to see us. The downside is that Elizabeth and Katie won’t get to see Menya…