Quick Update

We just wanted to let everyone know that we are out of Mibu and back at the NTM base. We flew out yesterday (story coming soon.) Then today we found out that all the stuff we shipped over from America had arrived here in Goroka last week. After shipping it last July and having it…

Baby on Board

I’m not sure that I could jump on board with this, but I love how the ladies here put their babies in a bilum (woven bag) and hang them up on a tree or fence or whatever to take a nap. Sometimes you just see a dangling bilum start to move around and cry. The…

Blisties

Monday the people here started work on clearing an area of the bush for an air strip. Having an air strip would greatly decrease the cost of ferrying people and supplies in and out of this tribe because operating a small plane is much cheaper than the helicopter. This would benefit the Husas and the…

Fruit

Today (Sunday) Geoff and I hiked down to Beng, one of the two nearby villages about forty minutes away, for church. When we got there, we found out that church was happening in the other village, Mibu. I was thankful that we had not brought any children with us today since that meant another twenty…

Some Things

1. Geoff has returned. He didn’t come back until today (Wednesday) because of helicopter availability. He was treated for meningitis and is doing fine now. Thanks to all of you who have been praying. 2. On a less serious medical note, my finger seems to be healing well. I’ll spare you all from a picture.…

Wok Meri

One of the perks of being here in Mibu has been having a “wok-meri” (maid) 3 mornings a week. This is a huge blessing! My wok meri, Tasem, worked for the family whose house we are staying in for years when they lived here. She had told Shannon that she would be glad to work…

Meningitis

Yesterday our Mibu host, Geoff, was flown out by helicopter to the New Tribes clinic. He had been suffering with a severe headache the day before and had spent some time on the radio with the doctor discussing his symptoms. The doctor feared it might be meningitis. He was right. Geoff is now recovering at…

Adjustments

Getting groceries here in Mibu is quite different from a trip to BiLo in America. When the helicopter comes in, it costs about $1200 so you can imagine that the Husas try to pack it as full as possible every time they order supplies. This last time (on the trip we came in on) their…

In Response to…

As many of you know, while we are living out here in Mibu we can’t surf the web, but we can email. It is a little weird that we can only interact with our website through email (Matt New deserves credit and thanks for posting the emails we send to him onto our website.) Thanks…

Foreign Christmas

There were a couple of things about our Christmas day that made us aware we were in PNG. First, while we were enjoying our Christmas morning breakfast of cinnamon rolls, breakfast casserole, fresh fruit and freshly squeezed OJ (thanks to my house helper…I’ll write more about her soon) a woman showed up at our door…