Every once in a while life is especially sucky. Like this weekend, for instance. This weekend, Francis* came back to our village and now everybody is upset. And not the kind of upset that can be resolved over a cup of coffee and a short chat. This is the kind of agitation that has everybody arming themselves with bows and arrows and spears before they walk to their gardens.
“We saw some of their bottoms, and we saw some of their [tops], but that’s OK, because it was their party and they can do that.” And, with these insightful words from our four year old, we began our new year. And what a beginning it was! This year, our village decided to treat us […]
We are not dead. I just thought I should probably clarify that before I went on to talk about anything else, since it seemed like some of you might have assumed otherwise, being as we moved out into the jungle two weeks ago and have neglected to contact the outside world since then. The main […]
Here is the story of the village where we will be moving: To set the stage, we are going to be working among the Iski people. Their population is around 10,000. They live in the swampy lowlands of PNG. There are no roads or airstrips in Iski territory, so our only way in or out […]
We came, we saw, we………..chopped wood. Well, that’s not ALL we did in Jungle Camp, but it was a significant part! Jungle Camp is a six week, interactive module that is part of our training with New Tribes Mission. It’s a simulation of some of the life challenges that may come with living overseas in […]