A little pad of paper in my purse. It’s not very big, doesn’t seem very important but it comes in very handy. I was ripping out old pages today and found quite a few memory gems. It seems this book has done some traveling. Here are some of the places it has been.
Walagu Village: I used it to write down some songs in church one day. “Helefealu eweda…” And a final to-do list which included fluency recording and other things that didn’t end up happening.
California: Lots of shopping lists and most of them include butter. And a recipe for spiced wine. Yum.
South Asia and Europe: A couple of addresses and directions. Even a money list that includes rupees and Euros.
Port Moresby: A phone number for the driver if he didn’t show up to get me from the airport.
Cairns: Email and phone number for the family I stayed with.
Ukarumpa: Notes about language and literacy presentations.
Papua New Guinea: I’m not sure where I wrote this but I have notes for how to repair a lawn mower. All the checks that I should do, etc. I’m still no lawn mower expert but these easy tips sure helped in the village.
Texas: Directions and an address to a house in Longview where we stayed the night after an unfortunate encounter with “driftwood”.
And the notes that I find most interesting is a list of options that I made before I left PNG. Notice that on this day, I was actually considering Perth. I had forgotten about this but evidently God did not.
Options: 1. CanIL, 2. Perth, 3. Bible School, 4. South Asia, 5. somewhere else, 6. SIL, 7. MTW, 8. Literacy