Of all the powers and creatures of darkness, and dampness, and disgust none is more dreaded than the fearsome, loathsome termite.
Heidi and I visited a house museum a few years back. “This house it haunted by a ghost,” the tour guide said. No one batted an eye. Someone yawned. I said, “It would be worse if it was haunted by termites.” Three carpenters and an insurance adjuster fainted. Termites are the most dreaded creatures of the dark. There is a reason that you never see invitations to visit a house haunted by termites; the house has vanished. Termites have the power to do that.
This used to be a five-inch square hardwood house post and wall of our co-worker’s house. Termites made it disappear. I’m not really a genius when it comes to carpentry, but even I can perceive that this is not good. So this week my translation is on hold while I and a great group of skilled Isnag men go about vanquishing the legions of loathsome loggers.
Our strategy is to replace wood with concrete. As it turns out that termites cannot eat concrete. It gives them migraines and they flee. I’m not an expert, but as you can see I do know enough to get by.
- Please pray for safety for the team as we work. There is a lot of weight on those house posts.
- Please pray for us as we wrap up our last full week in the village and get ready to head to town for meetings.
- Please pray that our partners, David and Vanessa, will have a refreshing break and will return ready to start teaching God’s work in Isnag.
Thank you for your prayers.
Jonathan & Heidi