Just for today...Monday, April 20
From the learning rooms...finishing the school year TOMORROW! So proud of my kids who have worked hard and done so well.
On my bookshelf..."The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the West Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good" by Williams Easterly. It's on loan from my friend, Roxanne, and I think this book will be my reading on the trans-Pacific flight.
Pondering these words..."Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way....Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification." Romans 14:13, 19
One of my favorite things...my husband passing his Lavukaleve language exam! He still has a long way to come in his speaking fluency, but he is reading and hearing the language better and better. Augustine and Jerald walked to SITAG in the rain to help with the test. Love these Lavukal guys.
Crafting in the kitchen...taco salad tonight. We've been cooking and freezing tons so we don't have to cook during our last week here in Honiara, and after Aaron's test this afternoon and SITAG's team meeting, I was ready for something easy from the kitchen. So thankful for SITAG's deep freezer to help ease our transition next week!
A few plans for the rest of the week...three teams are arriving tomorrow, one by boat and two by plane. On Thursday, a group of adventurous people (including four Choates) will go on a hike to a waterfall and float the river back down to Honiara. Thursday night, SITAG will begin several days of meeting together, and Aaron will lead the worship for our gathering. We'll have meetings all day Friday and Saturday. And somewhere in there, we'll be packing and getting ready for our departure from the Solomon Islands on April 30.
A peek into my corner of the world...we got to host a birthday brunch yesterday for this sweet lady. SITAG has four members with birthdays on April 19. That's a lot of birthdays considering how small our branch is.