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.|
"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