Up a Popo Tree

In front of our house we have a popo tree (pronounced poe-poe meaning papaya) which is about eleven or twelve feet tall. When I want, I can get a popo off of it with my bush knife pretty easily. In Mibu, however, there were some popo trees in front of our house that were closer…

Locations, Locations, Locations

The map above is from SIL and shows the coverage area for different cellular providers here in PNG. j/k. There is only one cellular provider and their coverage map looks like Verizon’s coverage of eastern Montana. The map above actually shows the area and location of all the different languages in PNG. The colors group…

Mouse Trap

As a pet, Aurora is only so-so. She can be quite annoying, in fact. However, as a mouse trap, she is fantastic. Our neighbors, the Butlers, recently had a mouse problem and one afternoon, when they caught a glimpse of the mouse, I retrieved Aurora and took her next door. As Josh made a raucous…

Ginalyn Update

I took Hoax and Ginalyn to the NTM clinic again this past week. Despite the fact that she had appeared to be improving over the last month, she seemed to take a turn for the worse in the week leading up to this appointment. When we went to the clinic she was very weak and…

Bible Stories with Hoax Part IV

Want to start at the beginning? Click here. I don’t think I’ve made this clear and so I would like to clarify this point: the summaries I’ve been writing have each included the content of two or three separate meetings with Hoax each lasting between 1.5 and 2.5 hours. I’ve tried to be as concise…

Cook Out

Last weekend Hoax and Margaret had us out to their place for a cook-out. Most of the cooking action actually happened in doors in this part of their house: The process began with Hoax chopping up the chicken we brought into chunks of meat, skin and tendons (at least he took out most of the…

Bible Stories with Hoax Part III

  If you haven’t been following along, here is Part 1, and here is Part 2. Review – This week started with a review of some of the important things leading up to Mt Sinai. I reminded Hoax that Abraham was not chosen because of his own merit, nor was Israel. Rather, God chose Israel…