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.
Without ever having had any schooling, Hoku is writing in his own language for the first time as he helps develop our literacy program.
These two experienced missionaries flew in today to help us plan our literacy program–because that’s normal, not because we need special help.
Elizabeth’s favorite day of Jan/Feb: the day the plane brings Christmas cards from home.
Driving the 4wheeler home from the airstrip I kept feeling/hearing a knocking. Upon inspection, I found the frame broken all the way through on one side. That’s not a big deal, right?
We killed our first homegrown chicken today—not much meat. Anyone know a good local source for chicken antibiotics and steroids?
This weekend Elizabeth learned from a couple ladies that the local treatment for intestinal worms is drinking a little kerosene.
Today, as I was sitting with Edwin, we heard what I thought was distant thunder on a sunny morning. Edwin corrected my thinking explaining the noise was not thunder, but the voices of wild men. Intrigued, I pursued the subject.