These are some fish we caught on a fishing trip. Can you find the one that is bitten in half? This is the one that a shark ate while I was trying to pull it in!
Coconut water is a very common refreshing drink
He is bagging up cocoa to take into town and sell at the market
Tamanay Vini Nuli
This was one of my translators and hosts. He is holding a spear gun for spear fishing. I found out, after I left, that he named his baby daughter "Tyler" after me
This is the taxi that takes villagers into the town.
David Pilak's Wife
He was one of my translators who was pretty fired up about spelling a certain word when we were doing some Bible translating into the Bulu language.
They were planning to eat this bird!
Ladies after a Sunday service
David's Wife (Left) Gabriel's Wife (Right)
David Pilak singing to the Lord
Sidney - brother of Tamanay Vini
He studied for years to become a catholic priest - he was dropping out of school when I was there because of the corruption among the priests. He was a deep thinker and enjoyed talking about the Lord.
This was a preacher from the Bola tribe who was there preaching
The red teeth show the effects of Buai (beetlenut), which is a type of drug they chew.
This child was terrified of me calling me "Masalai" which means monster or spirit
Chris with his daughter
Chris had a hard life. He spent years in the military and had been divorced. He was remarried and was desiring a better life. He asked many questions about the Lord and was the most outspoken about the probability of a Bible being translated into the Bulu language
This girl's skin condition is one of many signs of health problems among the Bulu.
We had a lot of fun singing. The Bulus love to sing.