I am sorry that it had been awhile since I wrote…seems like life kinda swallowed me up for a time. I will do better, I promise!

I do school with the kids every morning. We start at 8:30 a.m. then different students finish at different times throughout the day. We finished lesson 155 today. Three more weeks left and then FREEDOM! The kids cannot wait for summer break.

Two weeks ago we added another student to our little school. Janamaya. She is the daughter of Leslee and Betty Daniels. (Leslee is the radio station manager and Brad’s right hand man in the church.) Jana (Yanna) is in the first grade. She is very bright and already doing very well. I will continue to school here throughout the summer (the PNG school year runs February-November, unfortunately Jana had to start late because we were waiting for her books and dvds to arrive.)

Last month I started working on the books at the Mt. Hagen Missionary Home. Deborah spent some time training me on Quick Books and teaching me to do the payroll and taxes. I feel like quite the retard most of the time but I am starting to get the hang of it. This little job will give me an opportunity to go into town a few days a week. It will be nice to have somewhere to go…you know what they say “Variety is the spice of life”…it will also give the Wells a chance to not have an intruder for a few hours. It’s not easy to have someone come and live with you for a significant amount of time and I totally understand that and want to respect their family time. We are working on finding a good balance.

Tuesday Brad decided to take everyone swimming. We drove about 30 minutes away found a great spot. We swam for a while, then built sand castles (the sand was perfect for it) all the while about 30 people from the village gathered around and watched the white people! Charity, Emily and I formed an alliance and built all our sand castles together…it was a super awesome fortress. It had to be because we were defending ourselves against the axis powers of Marshall, Torrey and Amy. We were merely going over to look at their castles when someone “thought” we were attacking. A massive mud war ensued! I have been digging sand out of ears and hair ever since 🙂 Needless to say, it was a blast!

Your prayers means the world to me, thank you so very much.


“God, preserve me from living a life which conforms to the general pattern.” _Jim Elliott