These trees are 500+ year-old fig trees. I don’t know how old the waterfalls are.
A sad day for our neighbors, Hoku & Gabi—a few days after having been given a baby, the grandmother came and reclaimed it.
Replacing an iPhone part based on Google research and a YouTube video—not the AppleCare I had in mind.
Today Hoku and I built a stand for his coffee-gin* (an annual harvest-time procedure.)
*I don’t know what this machine is actually called, but it seems like something Eli Whitney would like.
Our neighbors just got a baby! It is so exciting! Another family who lives just over the hill from us had their 6th baby this weekend and they don’t want 6 kids, so they gave one away to Hoka and Gabi! They, and we, are all very excited. Hoka and Gabi had one child 15 or…
Missionary skills: hanging a windsock atop a 25 foot pole at the airstrip in the wind.
Together with two veteran missionaries and a handful of Menyan men, Wes and I spent last week writing four primers for our upcoming literacy program. Dianne and Annette, literacy consultants who have completed literacy programs in their own tribes and helped numerous others do the same, walked us step by step through the process of the tried and true method.