A BIG thanks to all of you who have sent white pillowcases for the new building and bandages embedded with antibiotic ointment for our neighbors out here in Maurlaon! Almost every day, we find somebody at the door who has an oozing sore or a cut that needs attention. I love being able to tell each one that people in America who pray for them sent those bandages.
Recently, we received an e-mail from the Accommodations Committee at SITAG expressing some more needs for furnishing housing in Honiara (We experienced the faulty stove first hand when it shot up a flame and burned my arm up to my elbow while Aaron was gone to Australia.):
"The Accommodations Committee has been working on a list of needs for the houses. Some urgent needs include replacing a faulty stove, a broken washer and a few refrigerators that are nearing the end of their lives....If you think your church or supporters would be willing to donate towards the purchase of bigger items for the SITAG houses or purchase and mail smaller items (such as kitchen towels or sheets), please let us know! "
The houses at SITAG are places of refreshing for our family when we come back from Marulaon having poured out ourselves completely. Teams (support or literacy) based in Honiara can stay in these houses as well. We are so thankful for facilities that are well maintained and lovely. If you are interested in helping out, please e-mail me at joanna underscore choate at sil dot org.