When we leave Papua New Guinea and head back to the States in the middle of November, we will have been here just a few weeks short of a year. In thinking back through our first year on the field and in anticipation of adjusting back to U.S. culture, we thought we’d share with you […]
True language learning cannot be done in a vacuum. In order to sufficiently understand the language a person speaks, one must also understand the culture that they live in. With that in mind, a major part of our time spent learning Tok Pidgin (the trade language of Papua New Guinea) deals with delving into the […]
Maybe you call it something different – tureen dinner, carry-in, fellowship meal, potluck… Whatever you call it, we think of a church potluck as a time to get together with friends and share food and fellowship.
Before we came to Papua New Guinea, we had heard people talk about this thing called a mumu. Others had tried to explain it to us and had even showed us pictures. But it wasn’t until our time in the tribe for bush orientation that we actually got to experience one first hand! We thought […]