“I can’t imagine a more welcoming place!” I said to Jill when we got home yesterday. It was our official “house opening” and welcome into the village, celebrating the completion of our 3 houses.
They decorated our homes, prepared “sing sings,” dressed in traditional “tumbuna” dress, then decorated us too! There were people from many surrounding villages to witness this big event. Then we, the missionary team, provided tons of pig meat to thank THEM for all their hard work in helping build our houses.
It’s kind of hard to say how awesome this was, guess you had to be there, haha. But we couldn’t imagine a better welcome to our new home–wantakia! Hopefully we can post a video one day when we have good internet 🙂
We start official language learning TOMORROW! Please pray for us–good ears to hear, for the people to be excited to help us as we say “can you say that again” over and over, and pray for us to keep modeling the life of Jesus to the wantakians!!!