Being at home with the kids and working in the Melanesian Field Office with other (English speaking) missionaries has made it a challenge to make new friends among our PNG national neighbors. One of our first new friends was Meti. She has been involved with our (stunted) language studies and coming to our house once a week to help with the household & the kids. She is such a wonderful woman with a heart full of love. She is on station with a missionary family every day of the week and is involved in her local church and NMI (Nazarene Missions International).
Last week we found out Meti was in the hospital due to a severe allergic reaction. Randy and the kids had gone to visit her on Monday and on Tuesday he called me at the office to see if I wanted to come along and bring lunch to Meti. (Each patient at the hospital here has to have a person to bring them food and help take care of them during their stay.) When we got there we found out that someone in her village had died so no one had been able to come to her and her son had to go to his school to pick something up. Judy had brought her coffee and breakfast before she left for town, but Meti didn't think anyone would be able to bring her any lunch. She was so excited when we came to her, "Randy, you heard the Spirit of God talk to you. Thank you!"
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs." Matthew 6:31-32 (NLT)