Renovation Days 16 to 18

by bzephyr

On days 16 to 18 we saw the roof worked on, and the second water tank put into place. In this remote part of Papua New Guinea, we collect rain water off our roofs and store it in large water tanks to be used for showers, laundry, dishes, and drinking.

The second floor wall framing was completed, and also the roof extension…

Wayambo impressed me as he sat on the most precarious batten and fascia board, and then started bouncing up and down…


The inspector came by to check on the work…


The second water tank set in place…


And the tank was ready to be used…


And that very night, we got a really big rain that made both tanks half full from only half the roof.IMG_2804cropsmall

But in the Aitape West Translation Project we are completing this renovation as we build a bigger staff in order that we can supply the peoples of Papua New Guinea with God’s living water…

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.  (Isaiah 55:10-12)

Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” (John 4:10)


3 Comments to “Renovation Days 16 to 18”

  1. I’m really enjoying your reports of the construction. And I love the connection of Isaiah 55 and John 4. Thanks, Ben!

  2. Nice post….I enjoyed the connections to the Scripture passages. 🙂

  3. Oh happy day!! Amen and amen!! I see another Noah in that little inspector. I remember him on top of a high slide in Oz with that similar look. Have a good return to U. Mandy and kids, and to hug Joe, and then receive the Ben back too.

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