As we were leaving Menya, several of our closest friends walked with us to say bye at the airstrip. There were tears, hugs, and kisses plane-side as they watched us board knowing we’d be gone for a month. They kept telling us how Joseph has been giving them God’s word and how a month without that was going to be so hard.
We got to spend a day with our friends, the Bulters, who work in a tribe on an island. They have a boat instead of a 4-wheeler for transporting bodies and supplies. The boat can also be used for fun.
After 7.5 months in Menya, I was ready for a change of pace. This is just the right pace.
We are headed out to an Island for a week. Our first time flying in the Kodiak over the ocean which means we get to wear life jackets under our seatbelts.
We’ve been living without internet (or with just enough for an email/hour) over the last two months or so. Now that we are out in “town” we’ve got a lot to share. Here are some pics.
While the Chappells were down in Australia for a month, we had lots of fun with our local friends. (And we are very thankful for them!)
Happy 4th! We flew out of Menya today and ate by the pool at a local hotel. Hamburgers a la modé (with a fried egg).