The Tribe Next Door

  I flew into a tribe today together with four other guys to do so some work on another missionary family’s solar electric system. For those of you have been reading our blog since our training in Missouri, you should know that one of the guys is the man who taught MacGyver Class (just visiting…

Banana Pancakes

We get a lot of questions about what we eat over here, so at the request of Ashley Boodram, I am going to periodically blog about some recipes that we like. Today I am going to share with you a new favorite: banana syrup.  I have Ashley’s recipe for pancakes, so it seemed fitting that…

PNG Life

We have been living back at Sobega for a couple weeks now, but because of the unpacking process and two trips out of town, today was the first time I have hiked out to Hoax’s house. He wasn’t there, unfortunately, so I didn’t get to talk with him. However, I took some pictures along the…

A Job For You

The picture above is from a day last week when our clinic staff was serving the community by administering immunizations to local children. Now that we have moved from Lapilo to Sobega, life is quite different. One of the major differences is that Lapilo feels like a self-sustaining village while Sobega feels more like an…

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July!  We had a fun time celebrating here today!  I hope all of you have a fun time celebrating tomorrow! We had a parade around our base. The kids all dressed up patriotically and had flags and things to wave. I pulled the little ones in the wagon. After the parade we…

Beach Recap

This weekend we took a trip to the beach. The timing was right because the next phase of our lives/ministry will be busy, intense and long so we don’t anticipate another chance for a break for a while. Plus, our tenth anniversary is this month, so we got to celebrate that too (everyone takes four…

Packing

We have spent the last two days packing which is not my favorite thing to do. You would think we would be great at it since we have done it so many times over our 10 years of marriage, but it still isn’t much fun. (Truth be told, Joseph is great at it–I am not.) While…