Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am still locked down in my home in Boise, Idaho. It was good to be here for Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family, but it has now been one full year that I’m sequestered here in Boise away from Hauna. However, I am scheduled to get my vaccine! Like much of the country it did get very cold in February here in Boise, but not as bad as it was in the Midwest and even down to Texas! I’m thankful for my new little dog who keeps me company and of course for my children who take care of me here when I need help. The satellite link is down in Hauna currently so communication has been sparse except when villagers travel to Wewak where they have access to good cell service or sometimes a computer. There are some days that it is discouraging not getting to be in Hauna. But I know they are in good hands and God’s work in that village will continue.

–  Shirley