Remember the purpose of the trip was to cut down trees and then cut them into lumber for the building of our house. Here are the guys that went in to help us, doing just that.
This tree fell down the side of a mountain. The guys had a hard time trying to work with it on a slant. Notice the locals had no such trouble.
Just getting to the trees (that are usable for house building) everyday was quite a chore.
This is the Hewa line of swimwear. This has nothing to do with the slabbing, sorry, just thought it was cute.
My coworker, Susan, prepared meals for the village guys who helped. She also cooked for the missionaries who came in to help too. I owe her my life now.
This is where my house is going. It is only partially cleared. 3N1 cleared the rest...
And now it looks like this! Yay! The sticks mark out the area for the house. It looks tiny to us, but the people said it looked huge.
Seriously, these guys were amazing! I cannot thank them enough for all the hard work they did, so that we could have a place to call home in the jungle!
They got a little dirty in the process.
These guys are also key in EVERYTHING we do. One is the airplane pilot, and one is the helicopter pilot. It takes both to get us into the tribe. That is what working with one of the most remote people groups in the world is all about!
By the end of the trip, 3N1's three quarter thumb was healed enough for him to use the saws! Thank you Jesus!
This is our septic hole. It is a lot of work digging through all those rocks! A guy and his sons from a neighboring village came in to help John Michael. He told John Michael that he knew that he was eventually going to help bring God's talk to his village too, so he wanted to come help.