Wednesday, January 15, 2014


It is hard to believe that we have been back in PNG for almost two weeks. We have spent the time readjusting to life here and getting over the jet lag. If we only had one word to sum up these past days, it would be community. When we arrived at our house, very tired after our long journey, we were greeted by cards, some presents, flowers and food. Over the next few days, people we knew came to say hello and relative strangers turned up bearing food and greetings. One of my favourite moments was when a lady I know very little phoned up and started, "Hello, I am from kitchen angels..." For a moment I heard heavenly music! We feel really blessed to have been met with such kindness in our early days as a new family here. It has been wonderful to have meals brought to us and I am already looking forward to returning the favour by going on the 'kitchen angels' list. These lovely ladies provide meals for people when they are ill, struggling or just arrived with a new baby - it is such a great idea and has really helped me get back into the swing gradually. It has also been great to reconnect with friends and introduce Reuben to them.

Our days of being cooked for have come to an end and now life is truly beginning again. I am learning to be a mum here and Duncan will shortly be the only helicopter pilot. We are not sure how it will go. We are sure that God has things for us to do in this place and has blessed us by putting us in a community that cares.

Reuben was given this bouncer and as you can see, he is really enjoying it!

Duncan and Reuben taking in the view

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