Thursday, November 6
One of our favorite coffee shops is in Texas, White Rhino Coffee House. Edi brought a bag of "Texas Delight" coffee, sent by my friend from church, Margaret. We ground the coffee and began enjoying it today - a little taste of "home", thanks!
After church last night, Edi asked my friend Hilda if she preferred singing hymns in English or Lavukaleve. Lately our services have been almost entirely in English, and English is a "high" language in this country. We've been working to help raise the prestige of Lavukaleve, because it really is the heart language of our neighbors and communicates better than any other language. So, I was very happy to hear Hilda response to Edi. Hilda said she preferred to use Lavukaleve, and then she gave a specific example of one of the hymns that has been translated from English to Lavukaleve. Her words were a real encouragement for all of the work we are doing here.