Today is the 38th anniversary of when Papua New Guinea peacefully gained independence from Australia. In the past, we haven’t done much to celebrate the day. This year, however, many of the employees who work on our center organized a celebration. Many of them dressed up in traditional costumes representing their various language groups, and the rest were decked out in red, gold and black – the colors of the PNG flag. The festivities included traditional dancing, drama, Bible readings in various languages that have vernacular Scriptures, and even a coconut-husking race. Here are a few photos from the celebration:
Our backyard neighbor and her son.
Caleb and I with Mavis, the bookkeeper for the Construction and Manitenace Department.