Sunday, 30 June 2013


Glen flew to Malekula today. He was asked to spend a week teaching in their Presbytery Bible College (discipleship or lay training college). He is teaching a course on "Eschatology" or the end times. Perhaps we can manage a few photos from Malekula this week!

letter writing

The children and their friends wrote a stack of letters together recently. Even letter writing can be a communal event!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

a little fund-raising

Bought some lovely fish stew with rice this afternoon from a small "fund-raising". The women were raising money to pay the person who runs the creche while they have class.

Friday, 28 June 2013


Did I mention the rain?

This was the view from our verandah across the campus this afternoon. The children could walk all the way to the classrooms through puddles. Very exciting.

Thursday, 27 June 2013


There's often a bunch of bananas hanging up outside. It makes snacking easy and keeps bellies full.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

dinner together

We had dinner together tonight with Glen's mentoring group. It's not a prize-winning photo, but I think it shows how we "do" dinner here.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

rain (again)

It's been a very wet year. Rain, rain, rain. And when it hasn't been raining, it's been cloudy. Dark, dark, dark. Oh for the sun to shine!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Sunday, 23 June 2013

church in a village

Glen and his students went to a village for church this morning. It is a village of about 14 families. It was the first Presbyterian meeting for worship held in the village this year. Although once a "presbyterian" village, there is now a Mormon church and an SDA church in the village. Some families attend Pentecostal and Anglican services in nearby villages.

Although extreme in this case, this sort of division even in small villages is not unusual.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

fresh coconut milk...

... for our curry tonight. The coconut is grated before the milk can be squeezed out.

Friday, 21 June 2013

down at the reef

School finishes early on Fridays, so there's lots of time for fun with friends.

Thursday, 20 June 2013


songs after mentoring this afternoon. Just mucking around and sussing out quality etc for recording student songs for the Talua Radio.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Kids Prayer Warriors

meet of a Wednesday afternoon to pray.  Some of the students lead the children in pray for Talua, Vanuatu and the world.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

writing bible studies... the women's program at Talua.

Monday, 17 June 2013


... for the PCV eye and health team.

We said good-bye this morning to a team of 11 who stayed these last two nights in various houses around Talua. The team, which included a doctor, two optometrists and a mid-wife finished their week long “tour” through South Santo with a clinic at Talua on Saturday and a rest day yesterday. Today they went on to Malo.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

a new Kindy for Talua

Talua's new Preschool building was dedicated to God in prayer this morning.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

market day

Selecting Taro is serious business.

Friday, 14 June 2013

helping hands

Friends visit from Dubbo to lend a hand.  Our old cot has been restored and will find a new home soon.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

mother's day

A small girl honours her mother on mother's day by hanging a "salu-salu".