Friday, September 6, 2013

The Posts I Planned

I said in a previous post that I have been saving some to write when I could load pictures. The pictures tell stories in a way that I just can't. So I am ready now to post these so you can get a glimpse of what has gone on the last six months.

Probably the biggest thing as you all know has been our airstrip project. It was a massive undertaking by the Hewa people and accomplished with mostly hard work and hand tools. The tractor work came in the last 4 months to level the ground, but everything else was done without heavy machinery.

Here's a closer look:

JM getting our house site ready last August. The airstrip was still full of trees (although many have already been taken down)

All the trees are down and need to be cleared and burned

A big HUGE mess

Burning and clearing

A lot of hard work

Again, no heavy machines only what the jungle provides

The finished product. Notice the helicopter bringing the pilot in to check and approve the strip

The shot from the air as we flew off the strip for the first time.
We are so thankful to the Lord for this huge blessing. And we are so thankful again to Friends In Action, Samaritan's Purse, and all the individuals who contributed financially to this project. This strip with provide all of us, Hewans and missionaries, with supplies and access to better medical care.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17


  1. Thanks, ladies! It was crazy hard work (that I mostly watched) :) but a blessing to be a part of!