Coming back to our house, after being away for several months, we search for unwanted guests. This time we saw a termites nest in our dry-room, just at eye level so beautiful in sight. We cleared out some shelves, sprayed with anti insecticide and had to wash some items, but that was it this time.
During our furlough last year we collected several strollers for Wayana babies at Lawa. They were able to choose them on internet, what a rapid change this is, working with the world wide web in the jungle of Suriname. Of course we had to pay with our credit card because we don’t see any Wayana’s using a card like that. We shipped the strollers from the Netherlands and had them flown in to Lawa. The day we arrived the women came inquiring when they could pick up their orders. That was a little too quick, we first needed to unpack and assemble them. We sent pictures of the Wayana women and their children to the Dutch families that sold us their strollers and back carriers. The back carriers are used when the women go to their garden.
Saturday March 2 the 9 bible school students returned from their second module in camp Weejo, upstream from Palemeu. They have been studying the introduction to the Old Testament. On Facebook we see Wayana’s and Trio’s listening very intently to what is taught. We love to hear their stories.
Last weekend we went with several canoes filled with people and their camping gear to Kayode, a village in French Guyana, to encourage the young church over there. While we were there a volleyball tournament was held by the young people of the village. Saturday night we were almost blown out of our hammocks by the loud music until two o’ clock in the morning. We never experienced something like this at Lawa. A lot of adult Wayana’s of our group were complaining about headache the next morning because of the lack of sleep. We really need a youth worker, not alone in Kayode but in all the villages along the Lawa river. So we’re really excited that a youth worker is coming from the Netherlands soon. She applied for her visa last week. Now she, and we, need to wait for another 3 months to hear if her request is approved.
Marjoleins days are also filled with unpacking and sorting boxes and more boxes filled with clothes, shoes and toys. Everybody wants to know when we have the sale, because they all want the first choice. March 8 and 9 are the set dates for this event, so there is enough time left for preparing this event.