Living in a village on an island far removed from technology has limited my ability to connect with the ever growing social network across the world. But times are changing, even in these remote jungle corners. Now, while walking with the Patpatar people down a muddy road through the village or on a narrow path up to their garden it is not uncommon to hear their cell phone ring. Now, while sitting in a thatched roof hut with a sandy floor I can pick up a weak internet signal. So, I’ve made a change…
I have signed up for a Facebook account:
In my years of trying to be relevant with the Patpatar people I have gotten further and further away from my connections with friends, family, and supporters back home. I still desire to be relevant with my work here in Papua New Guinea, but I want to take you along with me. I want you to see the road I walk and I want to walk with you on the road that you travel.
I will continue to send out email updates, but now with the available programs and apps I am able to utilize Twitter, Facebook and others to get information out easier and quicker. Plus with Facebook I will hopefully be informed a little more about many of your lives.
True, the connection speed here is very slow. I can’t see videos and pictures are very slow in coming. Sometimes I can’t post what I want or follow link, but it’s a start and it’s good to see many of your ‘faces’ again. So, if you are on Facebook and you’ve wondered where I’ve been now is a good time for us to connect.