A few of our favorite things

Lucy loves Little House on the Prairie.  She loves to pretend that she is either Mary or Laura. She calls me Ma, her Daddy Pa and Everett Jack (that’s the name of the dog). So imagine her delight when we found these hats at a yard sale on the other mission base close by. “Laura”…

Buk Baibel

The Buk Baibel is PNG’s pidgin translation of the Bible. For those of you who know what a Bible snob I am, you’ll understand what I mean when I say it is less than adequate–mostly because of the inadequacy of pidgin, a trade language with a very limited vocabulary. Nonetheless, for many people here in…

Bible Stories with Hoax Part V

Want to start at the beginning? Click here. It had been a while since Hoax and I were able to sit down and talk about the Bible because he spent two weeks in the hospital with Ginalyn waiting for blood to arrive. They left the hospital after these two weeks without a blood transfusion and…

Camp Out

This week the girls and I spent a night in our (2-man) tent. Despite the fact that it was crowded, all three of us made it through the night. Before “lights-out” we spent some time reading books together. Lucy actually said, “This is a fun night” at one point which, of course, made the hassle…

Up a Popo Tree

In front of our house we have a popo tree (pronounced poe-poe meaning papaya) which is about eleven or twelve feet tall. When I want, I can get a popo off of it with my bush knife pretty easily. In Mibu, however, there were some popo trees in front of our house that were closer…

Locations, Locations, Locations

The map above is from SIL and shows the coverage area for different cellular providers here in PNG. j/k. There is only one cellular provider and their coverage map looks like Verizon’s coverage of eastern Montana. The map above actually shows the area and location of all the different languages in PNG. The colors group…