“So what are you guys doing as you wait for the Crabtrees?” Our 3rd family on our team, Jack and Lael Crabtree, got to the country in August and are dominating learning the language (so glad to have brainys on the team!) They will finish up by the New Year and we will Lord willing start building our houses!
But what are we (and the Hambrices) doing? Serving! Every year, this region holds a conference for all of the bush missionaries to come out and relax and be encouraged. There is a team from Michigan coming to do the preaching and VBS for the kids (Olivia is so excited!!) So I am in charge of the food for the week!! YIKES! But I have lots of help thankfully! I have spent many hours in meetings, planning food, planning ingredients, and preparing the food. Next week is the conference and I think people will be eating very well…and gaining weight (no kumu or kaukau!!)
BJ has also been very busy. The last 2 weeks he has been building. Last week he helped the “papa grounds” (land owner) finish building his house. Then they started building a gazebo right outside of our house! They just finished today! This gazebo will serve many people that come through throughout the years! He is really excited for the experience and all of the new things that he learned from the missionaries here that know how to build!
This has been a great time getting to learn from the missionaries here and to serve along side with them! We’re so thankful for this time of waiting!