Sunday, October 26, 2014

And we're off...

With lots of people pitching in, Team Choate is on the way to Marulaon.  One of our colleagues told me the story of an ex-pat who bought tickets for a Solomon Islands ship.  As everyone got on board, my friend overheard this man say, "I didn't know I was buying a ticket for a refugee boat!"

We plan to leave SITAG at 5:30 a.m., Sunday morning, so we can get our favorite spot among the many people who will be laying their mats and bags on the deck of the Kosco.  The ship should pull out to sea around 9:00 a.m. (5:00 p.m. Saturday night, Central Daylight Savings Time).  We would appreciate prayers for calm seas and no rain, especially since the ship won't stop at our village.  We will have to take a motor boat ride from several villages away.

Although Aaron has spent many hours working on the village radio e-mail, he has been unsuccessful in getting it to work.  We will NOT have e-mail, which means I will NOT be able to update the blog from the village. 

We plan to be back in Honiara around Christmas.  If you need to get in touch with us before then, please e-mail the SITAG deputy who will be talking to us on the radio every day, Monday through Friday:

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