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…

Merry Christmas!

It was quite a merry Christmas here on the other side of the world! Its weird to think that we are finishing up Christmas day and most of you have not yet begun. I hope it is a great day for all of you! Christmas was a little more low key here, but it was…

The Big Bush

Earlier this week one of my new friends, Posilonge, and I made plans to go around the “Big Bush” today. This morning I found myself following Pos (as I like to call him) and a few friends up the side of a mountain feeling like Frodo following Gollum into Mordor.* As usual, I was pouring…

Recruiting Language Helpers

We have gotten very used to our routine back in Goroka (where we have been living since we arrived.) It was nice having an arrangement with Hoax and Margaret to meet twice a week and it was helpful to know many of the people living around us so we could easily find someone to practice…

Church in Mibu

Today (Sunday) we went to church in one of the villages here. It was a hard hike with the whole family, but worth it. We got to see Mibu people teaching in the church, and singing and praying to our God. The entire service was in the hands of the Mibu believers–no missionary input at…

Flying to Mibu

We made it to our bush location! In the picture above you can see a few houses with silver tin roofs–those are the missionary houses. We are living in the one farthest to the right. To the left of the last silver-roofed house on the left you can see a small lighter green patch inside…