Evicted

In the picture above, Wati’s store is the closest building. He built it there over the course of a couple of months on the ground of the man who owns the house farthest back in the picture. Now, after about six months of business, the land owner has decided he doesn’t want Wati’s store there…

Social Night

On Wednesday, to celebrate the completion of our teaching pavilion, we invited our community for a mumu (PNG-style cookout) and picture show. Late in the afternoon, the food was buried with hot rocks to cook and then distributed for consumption. When the eating was done, Wes and I shared for a few minutes about the…

Serving Lunch

  We have been so busy the last 2 weeks! Tuesday through Friday around 20 men from all different parts of Menya came each day to work from 7:30 am until noon. We are leveling an area of ground on which to build a teaching house. It started as a hillside, so there was a…

Literacy Meeting–Take Three

  The two pictures above are some of the guys getting their first look at our literacy lesson books. On Tuesday evening we had a third meeting with our village leaders about the location of our upcoming literacy class. So far, we’ve explored two options which both ended with objections from different segments of the community. Since…