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…

Mouse Trap

As a pet, Aurora is only so-so. She can be quite annoying, in fact. However, as a mouse trap, she is fantastic. Our neighbors, the Butlers, recently had a mouse problem and one afternoon, when they caught a glimpse of the mouse, I retrieved Aurora and took her next door. As Josh made a raucous…

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! We love to celebrate Easter. It seems like it deserves a big celebration, seeing as it is the time we celebrate Jesus taking our punishment and rising from the dead to show he accomplished that. I hope all of you have a great time celebrating that tomorrow too! We made Easter a week…

Ginalyn Update

I took Hoax and Ginalyn to the NTM clinic again this past week. Despite the fact that she had appeared to be improving over the last month, she seemed to take a turn for the worse in the week leading up to this appointment. When we went to the clinic she was very weak and…