Logistics

It’s already Wednesday!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Blog, Family, Logistics | 1 comment

It’s already Wednesday!

It has been an exciting week at the Lehman house and it is only Wednesday!  Here are a few events from the week. I was able to help SIL with a translator’s house in Madang.  Brad and Faith Halverson are the SIL Center Managers and I told Brad I would love to help with the project.  We headed out with Simon Sammie up the coast highway then down a dirt road going West for 20 mins.  We finished sheathing the interior with plywood then trimmed the edges with some furrings trips.  Brad and Simon have some work left to complete but they should be done this weekend.  The SIL missionary will...

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The Economy in PNG

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Blog, Logistics | 1 comment

The Economy in PNG

I wanted to get an update to everyone on the state of the economy in PNG.  The big issue in the last update was the possibility of PNG being declared bankrupt and the resulting decline of critical resources needed to operate in PNG.  The deadline for the USB loan payback was June 13th and that deadline has come and gone with no “announcement” of bankruptcy.  Sometimes no news is good news however in this case there are lots of issues not being reported. At the current moment the PNG government secured a 1.5 Billion Kina loan to help them cover their budget shortfall for 2016. ...

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Another Supply Run in the Books

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Blog, Logistics | 2 comments

Another Supply Run in the Books

It’s always easier doing something the second time.  Learning to drive a car, riding a bike, even using chop-sticks!  The second time is still a mess but you always learn some critical things not to repeat the second time.  Praise the Lord this second supply run was far better than the second time I tried using chop-sticks!  Even funnier, is that there were more variables with this supply run compared to the last. If you follow our Newsletters or follow us on FaceBook you would have seen that Lorie has been having medical issues.  We have sent her to two different hospitals/clinics in...

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The First Supply Run

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Blog, Logistics | 1 comment

The First Supply Run

This week Tuesday was the day!  The first supply run for Team nDo (Canns and Dodds) was exciting, exhausting, adventurous and joyful!  Because it was the first supply run there were plenty of times when I spent more time deciding the best way to do something rather than just doing it.  It will be nice to improve this task as the years go on. Something that made this supply run even more difficult was communication.  The Canns & Dodds still do not have a solid internet connect because their vSat dish is not working.  They were able to send me their supply order using a slow internet...

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The first supply run is coming!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Blog, Logistics | 1 comment

The first supply run is coming!

Our first team (the Canns and Dodds) has been in Mareroro since February 25th. The first supply run is scheduled for the 29th of March. One of our roles is to keep our team supplied with the things they cannot access in the mountains. Items like groceries, medication, homeschool items and construction materials. So far we are planning to perform supply runs for the team every 6-8 weeks depending on the flight schedules of SIL (Wycliffe Bible Translators) and MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship).           Something extra that Lorie and I wanted to do was prepare meals...

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Housebuilding Adventure – Round 4!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015 in Blog, Logistics | Comments Off on Housebuilding Adventure – Round 4!

Housebuilding Adventure – Round 4!

Adventure. The word is packed with curiosity, unforeseen circumstances, excitement and doing something that is not part of your regular routine. When you combine that word with, “Housebuilding” you get a Housebuilding Adventure and that is what I just got back from with Matt Dodd and Zach Cann. This trip was the fourth housebuilding adventure we had the privilege of taking together and it will not be the last. We had two primary goals before we left: Frame the house and get the galvanized roofing on. With this in mind we planned three return flights back to Madang from Mareroro...

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