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…

Ma na Mana

I was reminded the other day of a silly story that I never shared with you from our time in MIbu. One day I was talking to my language helper, Longe, and she was telling me all about the two main languages in the area, Ma and maNA (stress on the NA). Many people in…

Bible Stories with Hoax Part II

  Since my last report, here is what we’ve covered: Isaac and Jacob – I explained to Hoax that God extended the promises he made to Abraham on to Isaac. After Isaac married Rebekah and they had Esau and Jacob, Esau traded his birthright and then Jacob deceived Isaac to get Esau’s blessing. I told Hoax…