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first Kolombangara post for 2015

September 20, 2015

I can post!

We have a lot to catch up on with you. In July, we hitched a ride to Kolombangara Island on another missionary family’s sailboat. For the past two months, we’ve been living in a rented house on Kolombangara. We’re working on learning the language spoken on that island so that we can help Bible translation work.

We’re enjoying living in the village. It’s going better than I’d expected because many people are very helpful. They bring us food, help wash our laundry, carry around Baby G, teach us new phrases, and keep an eye on D and M when they’re playing on the beach. It’s fun to learn how to share life with them.

Our house in the village is quite comfortable. Screens on the windows keep out most bugs. John and a few helpers have hooked up solar panels and lights. The house has two bedrooms and a living area. We use the kitchen hut outside, which keeps smoke and crumbs out of our house. A shower area and toilet have been added right outside our house.

We’ve been generally healthy but go through more band-aids than candy. Someone in our family usually has a cold. Right now it’s Baby G. We’ve had our share of scrapes and bug bites. I got a few stitches last week due to my miscalculation with a machete, but the cut is healing well.

John has worked hard to get internet and cell phone service to our house in the village, but it will probably always be a bit spotty even at its best. Email is the best way for us to stay in touch with you. I’m able to post this now because I’m in town for meetings for a few days.

I hope to post a few photos soon.

Thanks to all of you for being interested in how we’re doing!





10 Comments leave one →
  1. Janna Ver Meer permalink
    September 20, 2015 3:41 pm

    Great to hear from you. Always glad to hear about your family and your work.

  2. John Stanford permalink
    September 20, 2015 6:47 pm

    Lori, I’m so glad to hear your upbeat spirit. I have prayed especially for you and your reentry. 🙂 Win


  3. Aunt Donna permalink
    September 20, 2015 10:04 pm

    We loved hearing about your life in the village. Our prayers are with you. May your stitches heal fast and may you and your family continue in good health. Love and prayers.

  4. Willis & June Van Haaften permalink
    September 21, 2015 9:01 am

    Thank you for an interesting update about your family and all the action in your lives.
    Carol forwarded a picture of Daniel & Micah in a canoe, no life jackets? Lori, take it easy with a machete! We faithfully pray for your family. A friend, June VH

    • September 23, 2015 5:24 am

      Thanks for your comment and concern, June! It inspired my new post about how we travel. We love you!

  5. coleencr permalink
    September 23, 2015 11:24 am

    Great to hear from you—will look forward to pictures!


  6. Willis & June Van Haaften permalink
    September 23, 2015 4:51 pm

    Your posts are so full of the way God is caring for you. Thanks for putting my mind at ease about the life jackets. This question came from a person who does not know how to swim and is afraid of large bodies of water. Last weekend our Ebenezer Church celebrated their 125th anniversary with much praise and thanksgiving. This weekend I celebrate my high school graduation, 65 years. God is good. All the time, God is good. June

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