Living for the Weekend

After my post about my daily schedule, I had a few people ask about what we do on the weekends and what we do for school, so I am going to dedicate a blog post to each of those topics. Weekends.  Well, now that Joseph is working Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00, and we are homeschooling, weekends actually…

Lapilo Lesson #6

  Today, in an effort to convince some of the guys that they are not Jewish, I brought in a visual aid. First I sketched out a little of my own family tree so they would understand the concept and then I showed them this poster that starts with Adam and Eve and works down…

Shopping Trip

Here are some pictures from our recent trip to Papindo, one of the stores in town. It is a new location that opened while we were gone. We were eager to see how nice was…or wasn’t. We were surprised to see these carts with little cars. You can see the two guys in the background…

Lapilo Lesson #5

Today we talked about Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Isaac and Jacob. Nothing too ground breaking in the lesson because it was more about just continuing the story and carrying the ball farther down the field. I emphasized God again providing life to those who believe in him (Lot) and judgement for those who reject…

A Day in My Life

A couple weeks ago Molly Burns asked me what my days were like.  I wrote her back a super long email about my days and then realized that all of you might like to hear about my days.  So I cut and pasted my email to Molly. “My days…oh, they are all the same. My…

Lapilo Lesson #4

This is Thompson. He’s pretty quiet, but has begun to open up with me some. And today he was quite talkative and contributed some good things to the discussion. Today we talked about Abraham. As is my custom, I read/told the story starting with God calling Abraham; then the multiple times restating the promise; then…

VIP

About a week and a half ago we had a visit from our American ambassador to PNG and his entourage. Apparently they were traveling the Highlands Highway and we offer one of the few friendly, comfortable stops along the trip. He gave a short speech in our gym (even though I know for a fact…

Lapilo Lesson #3

  This is Kawage, one of the guys who is coming to the Bible study I’m going through right now. He is very outgoing, and easy to talk to. He knows a lot already, but I don’t think he understands that a relationship with God is dependent on Jesus’ accomplishments, not ours. You can be…

Fat White Baby

The PNG ladies like Sylvie.  I think they like all little white babies.  Its cute to see them hold her. The other day I was in the store talking to a couple of PNG national ladies who work there.  I kind of laughed at our conversation about Sylvie.  The conversation went sort of like this:…

Lapilo Lesson #2

  Today, when I showed up to the lunch/break room, the guys were each huddled over their own plate of rice which they were devouring. The rice had “tin-fish” (canned fish of some variety) mixed in for flavor. Despite their portion size, which I would describe as a mound in danger of toppling of the…