Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Morning at Beth's house...

The Christmas Morning Mess
The Guys in their new ties.

Decorating Christmas Cookies...

We had fun making Christmas cookies! Then we went Christmas caroling at all the staff homes and delivered some goodies.
Elissa decorating ginger bread men.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Taking a Break on the Coast of PNG!

Mike, Chris, Rich, Elissa and I took a 20 minute flight to Madang. And enjoyed a relaxing time by the coast. Sarah, my missionary friend from the islands region, met us there for a fun time too!
The Beauty of Madang.
Madang Resort Hotel
Carvings around the hotel.
Madang Resort Dining Area.
Salt water pool at our Hotel.
Elissa and I were dropped off on this island to do a little swimming and snorkeling.
Game Night!
Serious Game Players! :)
Typical way to travel around Madang.
Exploring the town of Madang and sweating constantly.
Pizza Night! PNG style, with no pizza sauce...but still yummy!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas Decorating...

Our Christmas Decorating Party!

Chris, Me, Mike, Elissa and Rich after a fun evening of discovering all kinds of fun things to decorate with. I haven't been in PNG for two years for Christmas. So it was fun to remember all the cute things that I had! And the stories behind them all!
Elissa and I enjoying our evening of decorating!
The final product of our decorating party... My Christmas Tree.

Team Translation Workshop...

We just finished hosting a 2 week Team Translation Workshop where missionary teams came with their Translation Helpers to learn more techniques on Bible Translation. It is a privilege to be a part of this workshop that speeds up the Bible Translation Process. Although it was a lot of work cooking for the equivalent of 90 people. The National Translation Helpers eat A LOT of food. So when I figure out the portions I counted them as two people each. It was amazing to see how much they ate. I heard in the end that one guy gained 20 lbs in 2 weeks!! Now I am excited that the longs days are over and I am headed off to the ocean for a break! More pictures to come in a couple weeks!
Beth, Janie, Tammy and Lena - Team Translation Workshop Chefs

The Translation Helpers really enjoyed their first American Thanskgiving Feast!
The Translation Helpers really knew how to pile their plates with food.
The Thanksgiving feast for 90: Baked Chicken, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Homemade Rolls and Tossed Salad
Thanksgiving desserts: Apple Oatmeal Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Streusel.... Yummy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Road Trip to Lae...

Here is the one road to Lae, a port town about a 5 hour drive away. We headed there to search for a commercial mixer as well as other food items and Workshop items.
We weren't sure if everything would fit but look, it did: 4 Land Cruiser tires, 3 floors for a shower, 42 Gallons of oil for sealing wooden siding, 80 light fixtures, 58 boxes of lasagna noodles, 7 cases of juice boxes, 2400 Napkins, 8 kg of crocodile meat and I could go on. :)
And there is even a place for us to sit. :)
PNG Traffic... a PMV (public motor vehicle)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Out for a walk down the road...

Chris, Rich, Lina, Elissa and I plus Mike who took the picture.
Papaya Tree
Typical PNG Home
Elissa and I, talking with Yagaso in the village.
PNG Lawn Ornament :)
One of many beautiful views as we walked down the road.
PNG Goats

The inside of my house...

I don't want anyone to think that I am suffering out here in PNG. So I thought I'd show my cute little house. :)
Pizza night! :)
My Bedroom...

About Me

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Enjoying life where God has me... currently in Papua New Guinea cooking and loving life with my husband, Jacob, and my son, Jonathan.

in Wewak, Papua New Guinea

in Wewak, Papua New Guinea
Amazing view from our back porch!