Bits and Bites…

Last week I went to the public hospital in Abe with Y to see an Orthopedic doctor regarding his foot to see if there is a prosthetic that can be made so he can wear shoes.  We had to wait a long time and when I asked the girl behind the desk if she had any idea of how much longer we’d have to wait, she called the doctor and he told her to bring us to the polyclinic.  So she did and she got Y a hospital ID card too!  While we were waiting, I saw the fellow in the photo above.  Check out his belt buckle…

Then we went to this waiting area, which was packed with people and more were sitting outside.  It took a while and we finally got to see the doctor in his little room where the patients following us were sitting.  No privacy at all!  The doctor told us that they can’t make prosthetics for partial feet here in Papua, they could only cut off the stump and make a whole new foot.  Not the news we were hoping for, but now we know…  So we’ll pursue other options off island and see if they are a possibility.

 Last Saturday we went to the beach with some friends.

 The boat ride is always fun.

 Mikah found a star fish with only 4 legs.

Men in black…  Evrin and Hugo shooting the breeze…

 Playing in the sand…

 Shell collecting is always fun!

This past weekend a few families have left Sentani for good.  It’s always sad to see families that were a big part of our community/program here leave.  There were also a number of families who’ve left for furloughs.  This time of year is always emotional because of all the good-byes.

The kids finished school last week Friday.  YIPPEE!!!  We are ready for a break!

Hugo is staying busy in the hangar.  Always lots of paperwork and inspections to be done.  He has nearly completed all the tasks necessary for him to get his license.  Yay!!

Marc cut his head pretty badly when he walked into the edge of an open door last Saturday.  We decided to tape up the wound instead of doing stitches…

 Marc was very happy not to need stitches…

 Today Hugo had the day off for Acension Day.  Even though we live in a country who’s predominant religion is not ours, there are still many holidays from other religions that are followed.  So today Hugo fixed the lever that we move up or down depending on whether we are on generator power or city power.  That box was smelling an awful lot like burnt plastic…  This is probably the 3rd or 4th time he’s had to replace the switch….  Top quality merchandise available here…  That big red and white box in the top left of the photo is a voltage stabilizer.  This piece of equipment is crucial to the longevity of our appliances and electronic devices.  The power here has a tendancy to fluctuate up and down…

On Tuesday Hugo and I were priviledged to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary!  It’s been quite a journey and we have truly felt God’s hand in our lives.

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About Erica Feunekes

Myself, my husband Hugo and our five kids live and work in Sentani, Papua, with Mission Aviation Fellowship.
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3 Responses to Bits and Bites…

  1. Caroline says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary!
    I enjoy reading your blog.

  2. James says:

    thanks for continuing to share the fascinating bits and bites of your life over there! And a most hearty congratulations on your 14th anniversary! 🙂
    James

  3. Brandi says:

    Hey! you guys look great! Happy and Healthy!

    Happy Anniversary! all the best in the next year doing what you are doing together as a couple, for God, for eachother, for you children and for the people around you! 🙂

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