After living in Kovol with us for the last 2 months our new friend and homeschool helper Fiona has left us 🙁 It’s amazing how close you can become in 2 months of daily life isolated out in the bush! We’re finding the sadness quite unexpected. When we leave a country (amazing that I can write as if that’s a normal thing, but for us it is!) we know we’ll be saying goodbye. We hadn’t prepared ourselves for it this time, and saying a farewell in the middle our our term in PNG has us processing all those same feelings.
One of the areas our language evaluation highlighted as needing some attention is our culture file. We use a cultural outline that breaks culture into just over 100 subcategories.
We have a level system consisting of 9 levels (well there are 3 more on top actually – but level 9 is when you’re able enough to start teaching and translating).
The 3 levels are Basic Low, Mid and High, Progressing Low, Mid and High and Capable Low, Mid and High. Capable high being the stage where you can communicate well enough to teach
Once a year (or 3 if Covid) all the missionaries in our Central Area of Papua New Guinea (Highlands and Madang provinces) gather together for our central area conference. It’s a time of food, friendship, reports and Bible teaching and we’ve really been looking forward to it. We were particularly Read more…
We’ve got some talented video makers out in PNG and here’s one of the latest. Gerdine makes a guest appearance 😀
We can now add big earthquakes to our list of life experiences after PNG was hit by an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the scale.
We’ve entered a marathon in taking on this ministry of Church planting. This language learning section of it is pretty tiring and there are times (like last week) when I hit a low ebb in my energy and encouragement. Like the tides, it comes and goes, with the most important Read more…