The new operating room is almost finished. The exterior is completely done and the inside is getting it's final coats of paint applied. The last step is to plumb in the septic, and it should be ready for business!
We like to say that Jordan "wears many hats" in his role here on station. In actuality, he only wears two dirty, stinky, falling apart ball caps every day.
On the other hand, we have Miles...who LOVES to literally wear many hats. I suppose it's my fault...when you live on the equator, in the mountains, sun protection becomes important. At a very young age I was constantly putting hats on him, even in the house. I wanted him to get used to wearing a hat so when we went outside I wasn't constantly fighting him to wear his hat. I never intended my "hat training" to back fire into a hat obsession. The good news is...his head never gets sunburned! :)
Oh...and he loves shoes too. The boy is just all about the accessories I guess!
-consistent power. PNG power has been off for the past 2 days, but we've had power thanks to our hydro power plant.
- decent internet. We recently had very VERY bad internet for (what felt like, not sure of actual time) a couple weeks...now we're back to normal and it's wonderful to be able to skype with family and friends again!
- wipes...good wipes...not the cheap tissue paper kind or clothe. This is something I once had and didn't realize how much I was taking real wipes for granted! So today, I'm thankful Pampers or Johnson & Johnson or Huggies make quality wipes, that exist in this world...and I'm praying that someday, those wipes make it back to Papua New Guinea!!
- Earl Hartwig (builder extraordinaire of the hydro), who called the other night to relieve Jordan of his recent nightly duty of taking power readings a couple times. We were able to be together as a family (and Jordan was able to stick around to help with the dinner dishes!). ;)
Kudjip, Western Highland Providence, Papua New Guinea
Hometowns: Eureka, IL(Jordan) Metamora,IL(Rachel)
College: Olivet Nazarene University
Jobs in PNG:
Jordan - Maintenance Supervisor: specializing in maint. personnel and new construction projects.
Rachel - Teaching missionary students/Assisting in maintenance where needed.