Last week Y’s 17 year old nephew was involved in a motorcycle accident in which he was driving while inebriated and hit a truck. The steering wheel of his motorbike connected with his abdomen. He was brought to the hospital but in his inebriated state refused treatment and was not in his right mind. He went home but was brought back to the hospital later. Like most Papuans, he was terrified of being operated on and refused. Eventually, when his belly was distended with blood, he finally acquiesced but passed on while on his way to the operating theatre. He was like many young Papuan men living up here on the hill, living without a purpose and hope. Young people are not encouraged, in general, or told that they are created by God and given special talents which can be used for his glory. This young man had turned to alcohol for solace and in the end it was what ultimately caused his death. There are so many young men dying each day here from events much like this. Please pray for these young people that they may find their way to the truth.
Our pastors son made himself a neat toy out of bits of things. The wheels are made out of old flip flops. I love how creative these kids can be!
Our children are into their third week of holidays. We spend a lot of time at the pool, cooling off from the heat.
For the first time since last August, there is no plane in the hangar here. That doesn’t mean there’s no work! The hangar renovations are nearing completion and there are still a couple of rooms to be put back together. Plus, the never-ending ream of paperwork that Hugo deals with on a daily basis…
Last week I did hearing screening for all the students and some of the teachers at Sekolah Papua Harapan. Some of the kids were quite nervous and others were just excited for a new experience. None of these children had ever had their hearing tested before! I found a few children with some hearing issues and one teacher. Hopefully we will be able to help them!