“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

Injustice in the Jungle

Injustice in the Jungle

It is an amazing thing when evil rears it’s ugly head with such sickening and destructive power that almost everyone can see it for what it is—evil. A young man in the mountains here just harvested his vanilla crop. This is no small feat. For those who don’t know, growing vanilla is a very time-consuming,Continue Reading Injustice in the Jungle

The Literacy Machine

The Literacy Machine

As we near the end of language and culture learning, literacy work has begun in earnest. Within 24 hours of completing our third language check, Cassidy and Joey joined eight others from Mawerero and beyond to start developing books that will help teach the people here how to read and write in their own language.Continue Reading The Literacy Machine

15 More

15 More

On August 9th we took our 3rd language check (of 4). We call them checks instead of tests because they really are designed to show us where we are at with the language. Our goal was to be 75 percent fluent with the Ndo language. Cassidy and I both felt we did not have aContinue Reading 15 More

Now I Know My ABDs

Now I Know My ABDs

Two weeks ago, we had our first literacy meeting! It was very exciting for us to add a new and anticipated sphere to our work here. And the excitement didn’t stop with us; our friends here and representatives from other Ndo speaking villages who joined our meeting were excited to see us begin to work onContinue Reading Now I Know My ABDs

Busy in the Bush

Busy in the Bush

Sometimes I forget how different my life looks than the average American’s, and sometimes I forget how little our family and friends know about the kinds of things that fill my day. So here is a peak into today: 1. I woke up to an alarm at 5:30, read God’s word while drinking orange juice,Continue Reading Busy in the Bush

Marketing Pancakes

Marketing Pancakes

Every Saturday, our village has a market in the morning. It is a great part of our week – we can buy produce and hang out with friends. The people here have only recently been doing the market regularly and have told us how much they enjoy it. And, since there aren’t any other villagesContinue Reading Marketing Pancakes

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