Nori and her friends learning to prepare our food from the gracious cooks at the training center. Don't let the kitchen fool you; all this food went into pots over open fires.
Banner using some other non-traditional utensil to clean a coconut shell out. We all took turns scraping these out for the coconut grease. That's right, I said grease.
Some of you noted that Banner didn't show up in too many of the pictures last week. Well, he is typically off running around barefoot somewhere — embracing the PNG choice of footwear.
Just for fun :)
Kristi and Wendi out by our family fire.
I'm pretty sure that this was a picture of my "fire" right before Joan cleared it out and totally schooled me on how to make one properly, which was a nice slice of humble pie after all of the fires I have made (and apparently taken 10 times too long making) over the years. She had this thing blazing in what seemed like seconds.
Yeah, so 2 and 3 year olds have their own bush knives here; you just have to get over it.
Millie embracing Amira. Yeah for new friends!
Hiking around some local villages... This bridge was made out of a few logs plastered with mud to fill in the gaps.
Girls out exploring.
Yes, you guessed it; we are crossing the river on our way to church!
Millie lucks out and doesn't have to get her feet wet (or muddy).
Our hike to church attracts many onlookers along the way :)
Yeah, that's a pig alright.
Millie joining in at church.
Pastor Ham and all the people we met were warm and welcoming and we look forward to visiting them again soon!
The view from church is surely a divine experience!