What’s it like to move across town in Indonesia?
It’s 17 pickup truck and car loads of our stuff, carted across town to our new house. For two of those loads I was at the steering wheel of the truck, nervous and driving like a granny to avoid potholes (which in this country is […]
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The next morning we went to the MAF base and talked and prayed with the staff. Afterwards, we cleaned and prepared the home of the Danforths, a family that was arriving later that week. Then it was on to the Beautiful Gate, a Christian-run orphanage for children who have lost […]
This week marks one year that our family has lived in Papua, serving at the MAF base in Sentani … 365 days, every single one of them spent in this far-flung province of Indonesia.
I look back on the year, and it’s easy to focus on the struggles. The bout of malaria, the terrifying flash flood […]
When Steve Persenaire landed his Cessna 185 float plane on a river near Jujang Parit, he had a most unusual greeting.
Carrying a team from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Persenaire found himself in a sudden and surprising greeting. Villagers sprinkled water on the heads of Persenaire and the WWF party, followed by pouring flour on […]