Our little helper

Rhema, our little helper
Rhema, our little helper

As we been back to Lossu there are a number of things that we found needed to be repaired as it would be with any place. Since our house sits above the ground we have a fence around the bottom to keep the pigs out. Our neighbor was giving me a hand with the repairs and two-year-old son, Rhema, came to help. How he wanted the hammer to put in the nail. As we were done his father let him use it. How carefully he was holding the hammer and hitting the nail, but it did not go in any. He worked at it for a while.

One of the big blessings we have he is a refrigerator. At first while we were here we were using the generator to run it about 8 hours a day. I finally figured out how to run it with propane gas. Now the it is running all day it has been great. In the middle of the a hot day we can go and get a cold glass of water.

An important part of learning the language is spending time with the people. We have been making a point to go out late in the afternoon to take a dip in the ocean. The beach here is beautiful. Then on the way back we will stop and visit with different people along the way to practice some of the things that we have learned and learn something new. We try to take advantage of different opportunities like this to learn Notsi. It is slow process be we are doing it.