The month of March we spent time at Ukarumpa in the highlands. As always en enjoyed the cooler weather. We were kept busy with meetings most of the time. The first group of meetings were at a conference called Interact. We heard field reports from colleagues about the progress of translation and literacy work going on throughout Papua New Guinea. Gertrude gave a report on the Scripture In Ministry Conference we coordinated last September in Kavieng. At Interact, my role was setting up and running the PowerPoint presentations. I was glad to be a service in this way. We also gave regional reports at the SIL Biennial Conference later in March.
As we were there we visited with other African American members that are serving in Ukarumpa. A number of times we got together to share meals. A couple of times, Gertrude cooked some collard greens (a little taste of home) which was enjoyed by everyone. In the picture (from left to right) is Yolanda Finney, Deborah Bryant (one of Gertrude’s recruits), Estella Trostle, Gertrude, and myself. –Kevin