Friday, August 29, 2008

Pacific Orientation Course

Family and friends,
There is so much we could tell you! Our 37 hour trip to the other side of the world went well. The children were great, and God gave us many blessings along the way. Thank you for your prayers for our travels. We also were excited to spend a few days with some friends in the southern part of PNG. We got to experience a bit of the rainy season there, and the kids had fun in the rain. Our friends serve in the Maritime Ministries here in PNG, and they helped us learn a lot about water safety on an island outing we took last Friday.
This week has been orientation week at POC. We are all settling into our classes, making new friends, and learning to sleep under mosquito nets. We started our Tok Pisin lessons today. Our camera is currently broken, so we will be getting photos to you as soon as we get the camera issue worked out. Please pray for our wisdom in decisions like replacing our camera, good brain power for our language learning, and physical stamina for things like hikes and ocean swimming.
We received our first snail mail letters this week – what a treat! Because of the large number of students here, we have limited time on the internet. So even though we may not be able to always tell you, we appreciate your prayers and your encouragement more and more every day.
Lukim yu (see you)

"He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure." Isaiah 33:6


cyt said...

Hello there.

I am so excited to get word from you this a.m. Was anxious to get to my emailbox, but no...then found your message on the blog. I hope the kids are finished with their fevers...have been praying in that regard. Prayers for all your requests and those the Holy Spirit places on my heart.
I love you and miss you so.
God bless you today in a special way. Hugs to the kids and to each of you too.

DustyandArin said...

So excited to see your post! We're praying for you and are so excited about your adventure!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for catching us up. We have been praying for your spiritual, emotional and physical health. I wish so much that we could be there to help you and share some of the load. I love all of you so much. Mama/Nanny

The Sunny Side said...

So happy to see a new post! We will be praying for your requests. Love to you all!

TheHarriman Family said...

We are so glad that you made it safely and are settling in. We will pray for you and can't wait to hear more about your adventures!