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November Update

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Blog, Training | Comments Off on November Update

November Update

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner.  It’s exciting to think about spending time with family as well as the Christmas Carols that will be singing soon.  It has been a great month of training, transition, fundraising, and answers to prayer (almost immediately). I have been in Theology 1 for the last month and enjoying all that I have been learning about God’s Word.  I have an exam coming up soon as well as a good amount of book reading for a research paper.  It has been a joy to take classes from The Masters Seminary (TMS) administered by the elders at Grace Bible Church...

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Greer and the shrimp…

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Blog, Training | 1 comment

Greer and the shrimp…

Last night I had the chance to cook some shrimp for the family, exciting… right? When we sat down for dinner it was a big deal.  Lorie carefully counted out how many shrimp each person received (because this is not a normal meal for us) so it was “fair”.  We all started eating and I was enjoying Knox’s face eat time he went to take a bite.  He could not stand the taste of shrimp, and Belle felt the same way. Greer however started digging in and loved them.  When he got to the end of the second shrimp he started rubbing his nose like crazy.  If you were an observer in...

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October Update

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Blog, Training | Comments Off on October Update

October Update

Hello everyone! We are officially complete with missions training for Logistics Coordination! The training has been a blast and it was fun to get to know the other families in our class. Our class even grew numerically as there were two babies born in the middle of it (not literally). Joey Tartaglia has been an invaluable resource for training and we feel prepared as we can be! I recently dropped 10 hours per week with my current employer, freeing up more time for theological training. I am starting classes in Grace Bible Institute with one of our elders (Smedly Yates). This training will be...

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Um… More Power Please

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog, Training | Comments Off on Um… More Power Please

Um… More Power Please

With the weather in Madang coming in at a balmy 86 – 90 degrees with 96% humidity there’s a need for air movement.  Air comes from fans, and fans need electricity to move… there in lies the issue.  Madang lost power 2 times on the 5 days that we were there recently.  One occasion was over 1 hour, and yes the fans stopped moving.  It quickly went from warm but bearable to wet and muggy, there was not a dry shirt in the house. It was encouraging getting to experience this first hand as it showed me the need for a generator.  Logistics Coordination will require a good amount...

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Slowing Down

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Blog, Training | 1 comment

Slowing Down

Imagine its Monday; you wake up at 6:35am and realize that you need to be at work at 7:00am.  You rush out the door, toothpaste still smeared on your chin and jump in the car.  With only fifteen mins left before you need to be at a meeting you pull into a Wendy’s.  You order, pay and get your hot breakfast in five minutes  flat.  Leaving the parking lot you drive to work on a well maintained road and make it to work on time with a full stomach.  That is America, but this is a story about Papua New Guinea. Coming from a culture that runs on efficiency and speed then arriving at Port...

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PNG Trip Photos

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Blog, Training | Comments Off on PNG Trip Photos

Below is a slideshow of images from the trip – Enjoy! MAF - Flight cancelation Goroka PNG - due to pig damageChildren's Museum 2013 V-Sat Markley's House 2 Dinanget PNGV-Sat Markley's House Dinanget PNGChildren's Museum 2013 Moresby Flight 4 Flight from Port Moresby to Goroka PNGChildren's Museum 2013 Hydro Shack 13 Dinanget PNGHydro Shack 2 Dinanget PNGHiking 10 Dinanget PNGDinanget - The View Dinanget PNGMAF Hanger 2 Goroka PNGChildren's Museum 2013 Plane put the window Virgin AustraliaHydro Shack 8 Dinanget PNGDinanget Flight 27 Dinanget...

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