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…

Bible Stories with Hoax Part IV

Want to start at the beginning? Click here. I don’t think I’ve made this clear and so I would like to clarify this point: the summaries I’ve been writing have each included the content of two or three separate meetings with Hoax each lasting between 1.5 and 2.5 hours. I’ve tried to be as concise…

Cook Out

Last weekend Hoax and Margaret had us out to their place for a cook-out. Most of the cooking action actually happened in doors in this part of their house: The process began with Hoax chopping up the chicken we brought into chunks of meat, skin and tendons (at least he took out most of the…

Tribal Team: The Butlers

This is the Butler family.  Josh, Faye, Noah (4 tomorrow), and Karis (22 months). We did not know the Butlers before arriving on the field, but they were some of our first friends here in PNG, as they arrived a couple of weeks before we did.  They are both from Washington state and were high…

Our Tribal Team

[You can click on this picture if you want to see it a little bigger] For years when thinking about our future plans to move into a tribe, my mind has gone to who our teammates might be. We have known for years that NTM expects teams of three families to enter a tribe together…