Preparing to move to a new house is a big deal. Building a house requires even more preparation. Building a house in the bush – that’s even more work!
It can be frustrating to have your plans messed up but it also can help reveal hidden goals and assumptions you have that are not always that great.
Our team visited each Kovol village to see if they would be happy to receive us as missionaries.
One of the wants, one of the things that makes a house a home is a sofa (couch) that we can lay stretched out on without our head and feet on armrests. And while we’re dreaming why not have it so there’s enough space for one of us to lie down and the other to sit, or even have us both lie down!
We could try and find a sofa in a store here in PNG – but those can be really, really costly as they’re imported – and a nice large one just won’t fit in a helicopter so we couldn’t get it to our house. Then we thought why not make our own?