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Urat New Testament Dedication
On July 30 Rachel and I were blessed to attend the Urat New Testament dedication! The celebration took place in Musungwik village. A group of traditional dancers
led a procession through the village to the meeting area, where a grandstand
had been construct...

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Flooding
I just noticed that my last post was about the severe drought we had here in PNG.  Since then we have moved into rainy season and have been having some flooding problems due to large amounts of rain.  I am filling in as Security Operations Manager for a few...

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Drought
Here in Papua New Guinea we are experiencing a major drought.  The last one this bad was back in 1997.  It has been said it is due to El Niño.  At our house we have a 9000 liter tank and a small header tank on the top of our roof.  Normally we collect rain ...

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You know you're a missionary when... Steps to get a document notarised: Rent a vehicle to drive to the airport in Goroka Drive 2 hours to Goroka Wait several hours due to a delayed flight Board flight then disembark due to warning lights Wait several hours ...

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PNG Independence Day
Papua New Guinea recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of their independence.  A group of 5 of us rode bikes for 4 hours ended up at lake Yonki where they were having a celebration. Groups from different villages were dressed up in traditional outfits an...

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Lockout
Today I took the day off and we drove our car into Kainantu, a town about 20 minutes away.  I needed some chain saw bar oil so Laura and I went into a hardware store.  I cracked my windows about 3" because it was so hot and locked the door only I forgot to ...

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