Monday, November 21, 2011

How to light the oven:

I've grown up with an oven that worked like this:
1.) Turn a knob
2.) Done!

However, the oven that we currently have in our house works a little differently.  It works like this:
1.) Open oven door
2.) Turn knob to 200ish degrees Celsius
3.) Get out your long pincher tool (normally used for laparoscopic surgery...i think?)
4.) Light a match
5.) Grab the match with the pinching tool
6.) Simultaneously hold the match at the back of the oven while pulling a little lever at the bottom right of the oven
7.) Hold the little lever until the flame stays by itself
8.) Done!

I never would have figured this out on my own...thankfully I'm surrounded by very helpful friends!!  :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Rachel vs the Tortillas (Round 2)

In my battle with the the tortilla...round 2...the victory goes to the tortilla!  :(
Someday, I will master the tortilla...but today was NOT that day.  Still too floury and stiff.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Maintenance Movie Night

We recently had all the maintenance guys over to our house for a movie night.  Jordan borrowed a projector and speakers and we almost had a "stadium" seating thing going!  It was the closest we've ever come to a movie theater in PNG.  Plus, we had popcorn and cookies!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Matt and Becky’s Wedding!

Matthew and Rebekah are officially wed!! They had a BEAUTIFUL wedding on top of a mountain that overlooks the town of Hagen.

One of my favorite parts of the wedding was a time of worship, before the official ceremony, when we all faced out towards the valley and sang praises to the LORD!! There is something awesome about singing of the glory of God while standing on top of a mountain looking out over His creation!

I feel like the pictures just don’t do justice to how beautiful it really was.

We are so happy for the lovely bride and the handsome groom!! May the Lord continue to bless their lives together!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Becky's Shower

Allow me to introduce you to our friend Dr. Becky Wallace. Becky is a doctor, here at the hospital, who met and fell in love with Matt, an MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) engineer here in Papua New Guinea. It was lovely to see their relationship bloom!! (guess who is writing this post!! Jordan or Rachel?? haha)

While we were in the States they got engaged! We got back to PNG just in time for Becky’s shower with all the missionary ladies here in Kudjip! It was a great time…we played the classic wedding shower games like “Quiz the bride on how well she knows the grooms” and “Make the best dress out of toilet paper.” Of course, in true missionary fashion, we kept the TP to be used later for its intended purpose!