On my way to the USA

It’s Friday morning May 24th. This afternoon I will be on a plane headed for Fiji where I will overnight. On Saturday evening I head out of Fiji for LAX, arriving Saturday afternoon – before I left Fiji. I will be in the USA for about a month. The purpose of the trip is for […]

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Day 7 in Kia – Thursday

The workshop ended today around noon. The participants did really well and are eager to put their training to work by starting up reading classes. One participant shared that he even started teaching his nephew to read last night. The boy has struggled with learning to read English in school but quickly started learning to […]

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Day 6 in Kia – Wednesday – Plan C??

We returned from the workshop today (Wednesday) with word that an email had come in for us from a colleague in Honiara. The ship that we are supposed to take to town was stuck on the reef and now has arrived in Honiara. So, that means the ship is delayed and now isn’t scheduled to […]

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Day 5 in Kia – Tuesday

Tuesday afternoon The workshop went well today. The students have now learned the first half of the coursework which involves teaching students to read and write stories. We finished the workshop by 2:30. Tomorrow we start training them to teach the phonics part of the program. After the workshop, I walked through the village. It […]

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Day 4 in Kia – Monday – Workshop Begins

Seventeen men and women arrived this morning for the teacher training workshop. Amazingly, we started just before the scheduled 9:00 opening time with Tim leading in a short devotional. Except for a short break at noon we continued until 3:30 pm. The participants are excited to be in the workshop. Lee and the literacy committee […]

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Easter Break

The girls have finished the first ten week term of the school year, which means they have a two week break. They are enjoying the break from school and we are enjoying having them around. Tonight we are all heading out of town to visit friends, the Montgomerys, who work and live on another island. […]

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Safe and Sound at Home

This blog comes to you from our home in Honiara. The flight to the Solomons was ahead of schedule and as there weren’t many people on board, we got off quickly. We stood in line for immigration for a while until a man came and said there weren’t any immigration officers at the airport and […]

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