Hoku was given an old weed eater and wants to cut our grass. But he wants more pay (vs machete-cutting) to buy fuel. I spent 15 minutes explaining to him that (1) I don’t benefit from the machine so I can’t pay more, while (2) he saves time and energy, but lessens his profit. So we’ll see how he decides to cut. (In Menya time is not money.)
Ever since we moved into Menya, we have marveled at the lack of ambition or consistent work-output among a people who are clearly fit and capable of great exertion. It seems strange that they have not accomplished more with their resources.
We sent these three off to one of our bases to scrutinize Wes’ translation of some Genesis chapters we will be using in our first round of teaching. I spent an hour yesterday telling Edwin (right) that he should be prepared for wetting his pants and puking on his first ever airplane ride–it was good language practice.