Q. What do a broken bone, a broken house and a new house have in common? A. They have all happened here since we last wrote you.
Shari broke her foot on a hike to a Simbari garden. (Oct.12) The cast has been off for a while and her foot and ankle are still in the process of healing.
David attended a Bible Translation workshop on Oct. 19-22. It was great getting some help on methods for producing good Bible Translation.
We mentioned in our last letter the need to rebuild our house and after tearing down our old house we found out our Jan. Summit work team was cancelled. But God had a better plan. Dave’s Dad, John Ogg, and 3 other men: Jerry Walker, Wes Robinson and Sean DeLong volunteered to come out and help build the house. Wow! Thank You Lord. While they were here the Lord gave us good weather allowing us to get all the framing, roof, siding, and internal paneling done. We had to ration water but without the dry weather we would never have been able to get so much done. The guys worked at an incredible pace and we know God will bless them for their efforts. Many of you contributed towards this project in some way. Thanks to your partnership in this work we will be able to return to our normal ministy with the Simbari very soon. Thank you all very much.
Co-worker news: Dennis and Jeanne Best are on furlough and living in Florida. Pray for them as they make decisions regarding what they will do after Feb. Ching Yun Hwang returned to Singapore due to health problems. We hear that she has been feeling better since returning home. Lori Morley just passed her 1st Simbari language check and will continue pressing on in language study.
The tractor for our airstrip arrived in PNG safely but is still not here in the tribe yet. It is out in Goroka at the NTM Aviation hangar. We are still looking into possible ways to bring it the rest of the way in here without having to take it apart.