We received a children’s bible in the Wayana language today in Apetina. While we were waiting at the airstrip it seemed that the MAF plane couldn’t land because of an overcast sky. We heard the plane coming and heard the sound going away again. We phoned with MAF in the city and heard that the plane would fly to Palemeu. We saw the sun shining through a hole in the clouds. Marco could reach the pilot by radio and Jafeth said he would try it one more time. Everybody at the airstrip started to pray that God would provide a hole in the clouds. While praying this we saw the plane coming through the clouds. We cheered of joy. We thanked God for His provision by making the impossible possible.
In church we thanked God for the love of the body of Christ in the Netherlands who made the printing and transportation of these children’s bibles possible and affordable for the Wayana’s and Trio’s. Our hearts are overflowing with joy and gratitude.
Our MAF pilot was in Apetina for the last time because he’s going to fly for MAF in an other country. The elders wanted to thank him for his service to the community these past years and asked a blessing from God for him, his wife and their children. It touched our hearts.
Next to this Marco had to prepare a workshop about project management and a sermon for the C&MA Suriname mission weekend. It was a privilege to serve them in Paramaribo. We also had to pick up Bruce, a Canadian friend, and Evert, a Dutch friend of ours, from the airport to fly with us into the interior December 4th.
Together we prepared the festivities for receiving the children’s bible in the village and preparing a new project to produce electrical power out of the velocity of the river water. Every day we discuss a number of technical details that need to be taken into account.
Yesterday we had a meeting with the village leaders in which they proclaimed their consent in this project plan. The coming days we work on a letter of intent we can also present to the government in the city. After we return to Paramaribo we hope to have a meeting with the minister in order to get his approval. Marjolein listens to all the technical stories and in the mean time takes care of our physical needs. It is fun to see how our guests do the dishes after every meal they enjoy.