It’s Friday and I feel I’ve barely done anything!! I spent all of last weekend plus 2 1/2 days this week at home, sick with a mild flu type thing. My little Indiana Jones (kitten) was delighted to have me around for all this extra attention, but I had to convince him to let me nap a lot also 😉
After months of liaising with various companies and working with our Ops Director, Doug Miles, we are now starting to receive the uniform items, as they are brought in by folk coming from Cairns to PNG! 25 women, each getting 2 skirts and 3 blouses, of varying blouse sizes and skirt styles… All the ladies here are very excited, and keep asking me when their uniforms will be in hand! Hopefully I can hand these out on Monday 🙂
Sigh. I need some chocolate. Which reminds me of a happy story! Colin McIntosh is a touring engineer for MAF PNG. He was based here some years ago with his family, then they moved back to NZ. In fact, before I came here, it was Colin and his wife, Rosemary, who did a PNG cultural session with new missionaries… Colin still comes over to PNG every few months to do some extra work for MAF, which is greatly appreciated as the engineers are quite thin on the ground at the moment. And I always look forward to his visits because he never fails to bring me some kind words of encouragement, a few recent NZ newspapers, and a little chocolate token 😉 When back in NZ, Colin attends the Tauranga MAF prayer group, and updates them on my news and prayer needs. It’s wonderful to know that he keeps me in touch with all these lovely people who uphold me in prayer.
So this week ended Colin’s final PNG tour for the year, and I was sad to see “Uncle Colin” leaving. But when he left, he gave me a big block of Whitakers Macadamia chocolate!! This is significant, because this NZ chocolate company (best chocolate in the South Pacific) has just announced that they will no longer be making macadamia choc (one of my favs)!! 😦 I knew I wouldn’t be back in NZ before these ended, and then suddenly I was given a whole block, fresh, non-melted, non-expired!! Too awesome – thanks Colin 😉