Today, we began dehydrating food for our time in the village. POC has converted some old refrigerators into dehydrators to lighten our load when we go to village living in three weeks. We will start by dehydrating 2 kilos of ground beef (or mince as it is called here). Later in the week, we will start on fruits (bananas, pineapples, papaya) and veggies (green beans, onions, and carrots). The lighter the load we have to carry in to the village, the better our trip will be!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Our time with our Tok Pisin teachers is drawing to an end. Now we are supposed to be learning on our own as we interact with our wasfamilis, the workers here, and the people in town. We gave our testimonies in Tok Pisin this morning. Thankfully, we could read them! It was really neat to be able to understand each person's story of how they came to Papua New Guinea.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Last week, all of the kids here at POC got the stomach virus within 24 hours. In the last few days, the adults have begun to get sick. Aaron and I took our turn yesterday. The kids were wonderful – they watched Katherine so we could sleep and they helped out extra during haus kuk weekend. The pictures are from the haus kuk activities:
Sarah, the master tortilla maker
Olivia, the master market shopper
Katherine, the master dish washer
Benjamin, the master wood chopper