Logistics

House Building Time Lapse

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Blog, Logistics | Comments Off on House Building Time Lapse

House Building Time Lapse

This was a great video created by Smedly Yates.  It shows the house build of the Dodd’s home from start to finish.  So thankful that we had such a fantastic team come out and build with us.

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Mareroro… Three missionaries and two houses

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Blog, Logistics | Comments Off on Mareroro… Three missionaries and two houses

Mareroro… Three missionaries and two houses

In case you did not know there was a recent trip to Mareroro to start house building.  However, this trip was not to complete the houses, but an effort to speed up the house building for when the team arrives from the States in September.  Matt Dodd, Zach Cann and I decided that it would be a productive use of our time to start this and being on the backside of the work I am thankful we did it! “Do we have everything?”  That is the question to ask when you are building houses in the middle of the Jungles of Papua New Guinea.  Last I checked Home Depot is still around 7000 miles...

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Survey One

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog, Logistics | Comments Off on Survey One

Survey One

Romans 10:14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? Over two months ago survey one started. The first trip was to Netginea. Matt, Zach and I took a boat and a hike to visit this tribe. Then about a month later Joey Tartaglia (one Director of Finisterre Vision) came to town. Matt, Zach and Joey proceeded to take another boat ride and a 50+ mile hike to nDo as well as various tribes along the way. Then, two weeks ago, Matt, Zach and I took a helicopter ride to three other...

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Timba (Wood)

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Blog, Logistics | 1 comment

Timba (Wood)

Timba bilong haus bilong Dodds na Canns (The wood for the Cann’s and Dodd’s house) I had the opportunity to visit a large wood yard last week.  A friend named Laurens is my contact for this wood yard.  His family used to live in the house we lease in Madang.  He has been an invaluable resource for my family as well as the rest of our team on the logistical/resources side. From what we heard and now are starting to see, the termites  In light of this we decided not to import Douglas fur (pine) from the States.  We will be using a local wood called Kwila.  It is a hardwood that...

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Track Our Flights to Papua New Guinea

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Blog, Logistics | Comments Off on Track Our Flights to Papua New Guinea

Track Our Flights to Papua New Guinea

Want to check in on our many flights and stops on our way to Papua New Guinea? Here’s our itinerary with flight numbers. Keep in mind all times listed are local (not AZ). Use the link at the end to track the flights by the flight numbers. Flights to Australia DateTimeDeparture-Arrival LocationsAirlineFlight # Sun, Nov 306:00pm – 7:08pmPhoenix – San FranciscoUnited417Sun, Nov 3010:30pm – 8.35am (+2 days)San Francisco – SydneyUnited863Sun, Nov 302:10pm (+2 days) – 4:15pm (+2 days)Sydney – CairnsVirgin Australia1421   Flights to Papua New Guinea DateTimeDeparture-Arrival...

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Immunizations

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Blog, Family, Logistics, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Immunizations

Lorie and the kids got their Typhoid vaccine today!  The kids were all crying in the office and I had to hold the kids down.  Thankfully everyone came out alive at the end of the appointment and we stopped for ice cream.  Today was just another step in the journey to PNG—it is coming...

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