Our boys were literally dancing around the living room that morning in happy expectation of having fruit in the house again. So Rochelle ended up feeling a little down after dashing all their little hopes and dreams and telling them that it would probably be a few more weeks before we got any fruit.
Over the next months, as we continue to try to catch up in culture and language acquisition, our partners will be able to put together our literacy program and begin the process of writing lessons and translating Scripture into the Iski language!
If I’m ever able to actually learn this language and play a role in seeing a church raised up among the Iski people, then it will be in large part due to my wife.
Normally, I try to keep things more or less upbeat on our little blog. You know, a little sarcasm here, a little tongue-in-cheek comment there, maybe a short anecdote, centered around one of my countless ineptitudes. Sometimes though, stuff comes up in this work that just doesn’t lend itself towards humor. Like a few weeks […]
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.
Most of the noted professors writing science books these days were most likely teenagers in the 60s, and some of them undoubtedly overindulged in hallucinogenic drugs. That is why what I learned as a child now seems more like the ramblings of a lunatic than a reasonable explanation of the natural world.
“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 […]
For those wondering what a normal morning looks like for us here in the jungle, this was today. My day started out with me being woken up by the sound of one of our children having diarrhea. Yes, you read that correctly.
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 […]
We did it! Despite a genuine lack of food, a rather large bush fire, an army of hamster-sized spiders, and the ever-present ineptitude of the homeowner, we were finally able to bring our bush house up to a livable status! Yay! The building trip had a bit of a rocky start when the helicopter […]