Dear faithful prayer partners,
Thank you for your continued prayer on our behalf. Things continue to develop regarding Covid here in PNG. We value your prayers and we seek to navigate how it affects our work here. Please pray this week especially, for wisdom and unity as some difficult decisions need to be made this week.
Here are some more specific things you can be praying for:
- Wisdom, direction, and unity regarding the decisions that need to be made.
- Wisdom of how to handle the growing number of cases of covid here on the ground. There are many factors that need to be considered before we allow our “students” to return to “normal” language learning in the community.
- While they are “inside the fence” pray their language study will still be profitable. Pray for creative ways to learn, even “inside the fence.”
- Pray for wisdom of how to balance everything with the new dynamic of learning language “inside the fence.” This puts more responsibility on us as coordinators to provide language helpers that are “approved” to be “inside,” and facilitating each couple having adequate time for learning. And with 9 units, there is a lot to manage.
- Pray for David’s right ear. He came home from fishing with “swimmer’s ear.” His right ear is still “plugged” and has a hard time hearing out of that ear. Pray it will drain without needing any additional help.
On the lighter side, David got to experience a couple of “firsts” this week. Living on the coast, we realize a healthy source of meat for us is fish. We have a nice fish market in town. So, on our shopping trip this week we decided to take the plunge, buy a couple fish, then learn how to fillet them and prepare them.
One of our orientation students was kind enough to give David a tutorial on how to fillet a fish. So, we now have 8 nice fillets in the freezer. Thanks JZ for your help.
Another adventure David got to experience was spear fishing. As a “culture event” a couple of our approved language helpers took all the guys out to teach them how to spear fish. David went along for the experience.