Our friend, Rachel School time at the table... ...while Daddy made each one of them a desk in the classroom.
Coloring and bubbles I made the boys new pajama pants for Bias. Sunday school
Chase worked really hard in the days before we arrived to fix up the house. Equatorial sun and jungle rains and wind had done a number on our plastic screens. He replaced the upper level of screening and several window screens. He installed a couple new solar panels to replace the big one we lost. And after we arrived, he continued working on this and that, including the boys' inside swing, the fridge, our swinging bed (it rocks...heehee!), a couple awnings, and little Nancy's burnt foot. :-( He's a busy guy!
Another walk on the bridge to show Rachel, and our friends were heading upriver below us.
Enjoyed another beautiful jungle rainbow and butterfly And time to head back to Sentani
was super busy. We moved into our "new" house in town the last week of
April, and while we were moving and unpacking and resettling, the house
needed quite a few repairs and upgrades (more than first realized). AND
while we were doing that, I was subbing in Nathan's kindergarten class
all month! AND while I was subbing, I was sick with a light case of
malaria and was treated for a stomach ulcer. May was quite the roller
coaster month for us! But we did have some highlights...|
Nathan turned 6!
Subbing and helping Nathan and his class learn to read was fun.
...for my parents and nephew to arrive!
We went to Bias for a few days. Mama rode shotgun! Kevin jumped right in with the kids.
Nana and PaPaw on a hike. Just hangin' around. Bias folks love visitors! Chase is introducing Mom,Dad, and Kevin to the church.
Back to Sentani.
Some fun on the lake!
We really did get her on the tube!!! And PaPaw, too! And a trip to the beach.
We're so glad they came to visit!!
In July, we took a quick trip out to Bias. We usually stay out there most of the summer, but a government event called all the village heads and a large group out to town. There weren't many left in Bias! We stayed a week and returned to Sentani where the team could continue working on the stories. I took quite a few pictures like I always do, but my SD card in my phone died, so I only have a few photos to share.
Yop si! We treat A LOT of leg wounds. Cuties! Afternoon play time. In the traditional village hut
Although we had a short time in Bias, we had a productive crafting session in town since several folks were in town on business. A small group came to the house for 6 days and crafted the story of Moses. It's so awesome to watch and hear them work out how they will say it in Yetfa. They discuss the concepts and ideas together, and then work together (all talking at once!) to craft the story. They each take turns recording the story--with prompts from the group--until they have a version that is spot on. Then they celebrate with cheers, claps and lunch!
This is a FUN group! Jeri prepared to test the finished product. Each object represents a word or phrase.
Soooo much has happened lately, we've been too busy to post updates! This is part 1. Hopefully part 2 will be added SOON!