My first Saturday night in Honiara, I was invited to the home of the pastor of our church in Honiara. Our daughter Emily and his daughters and niece were close friends. A small feast had been prepared!
After we ate dinner, we squeezed into the vehicle I was driving and delivered a niece to the wharf, where she boarded a ship going to Noro in the Western Solomons where she works for a tuna canning company.
Then we went up to the house where I was staying so we could connect to the internet and the family had a chat with Emily back in Dallas thanks to Skype. It was 4 am for Emily, but she didn’t mind. This family provided a second home for Emily a few years ago.