Saturday, July 14, 2018

School Holiday Fun

At the moment our children are enjoying their five-week school holiday.  Here is their guide to staying entertained while living in a remote location:

1) Take the lid of the crate that came by ship filled with shoes, clothes and other items that we'll be using between now and 2021
2) Draw pictures (in this case, of a light bulb, a child and a cat)
3) Cut out head holes
4) Stick your head through and get your Mum to take pictures

Next week, Levi (9) will begin Grade 4 and Heidi (6) starts Grade 2 at Ukarumpa International School. Eowyn (4) has another year of pre-school; on some mornings she'll stay home with Mum or with Mama Hana, a wonderful Papua New Guinean lady who helps us at home.

Andrew at the Autoshop

What does it look like to support Bible translation in Papua New Guinea?  For Andrew it looks like this:

In this photo Andrew is replacing the drive chain and sprockets on the 'Jesus Video Bike', used to distribute scripture, Audibibles, hymn books and educational supplies in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Andrew has helped many people this year in his role as a small engines mechanic.  He worked on an all-terrain vehicle that will be used to transport members of a multi-language project around the areas where they work; he has advised on the maintenance of airstrip mowers (so that planes bringing translators and supplies can land); and of course he has performed maintenance on many motorbikes and other smaller vehicles.