Milling Trip 2: Day 26

Well, as I noted in the last post we are down to just the small chainsaw. That means these last few work days we haven’t been milling, but more just preparing for milling on the next build trip. We’ve been cutting down trees and bucking them into logs cut to Read more…

Guessing game

How much stuff can a helicopter move in 3 days? Life as a missionary seems to be jumping from one thing to another you’ve never done before, always out of your depth. The answer (we’re hoping) is 450kg X 5 per day; but we are totally weather dependent, and so Read more…

Milling Trip 2: Day 18

Well, the “milling” part of our milling trip is now officially over as our second large chainsaw is now refusing to work. It started yesterday when my only reward for laboring constantly at the pull cord was a resounding backfire, which at least was entertaining for the spectators involved. All Read more…

Tree of frustration

Today feels like a total, complete failure. We spent all day yesterday preparing a big tree. We get excited about big trees because they give a lot of wood. We felled it, cut it into sections, manhandled the sections into good positions, cut the scabs off so we had square Read more…

Run with endurance

Run with endurance. Not really a new idea, not really very insightful, and it could have been said by anyone. The thing that has grabbed me though is ‘the race that is set before us’. It hit me, this is the path God himself has specifically set for me. It’s no accident I’m here facing these challenges