Wednesday, June 1

Aaron pulled another "Twelve Hour Tuesday" yesterday when he attended a celebration in the village of Nono. He and I were in the kitchen by 4:45 to cook banana muffins as our contribution to the day's festivities. A little after 6:00, just as the sun was trying to break through the clouds, Chief Hensy was on our steps to get fuel, and just a little while later, Aaron joined the motor canoe full of people. The celebration was to honor a “big man” and his wife with the renovation of their graves. A reconciliation ceremony was also planned concerning some hard feelings left over from the elections in 2014. Aaron finally returned home just after 6:00 last night. We're so thankful that he had the opportunity to chat with people from all over the Russells, including church leaders and village chiefs, and to remind them of all that is happening in the Lavukaleve Bible translation program right now. Any time our family has the chance to laugh or cry or celebrate or work alongside our neighbors, we do our best to share that time with them and to share God's love while we live shoulder to shoulder.

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