|A happy skipper getting the bags of |
clothing off the boat - finally!
The women had set a fine example of how to select their clothes without the chaos, so it was decided that the men would be called in groups by age with the elders going first.
|Out came our sail again! Last time.|
|There were not enough clothes for the men.|
When one of the young men complained about the older men going first, Dennis reminded him that he was an older man and where we come from you show respect to your elders!
heard several times that there are some “bad boys” in the village and they will
take anything left out. The word “stealing” wasn’t used, but it was strongly
implied. That was a heads up for us to not bring stuff ashore without the Chief
overseeing the goods.
|Everyone wanted to get their hands on something!|
|Dennis purchased a tool box with a lock for |
the community and gave the key to a chief.
|Chief Kaisa loved this oil-skin coat!|
They don’t seem to get the concept of keep things in sets and sharing the whole set when tools are needed. He would like to be able to use the set of tools when working on project while we are here. Dennis spoke with the chiefs and Chief Nawa will be put in charge of keeping the tools together. Hopefully he has the authority to have the tools returned to the community tool collection.
|Vincent's father received a yam shovel. |
Each of the four tribes received one. It
must have gone to the elder in this case.
In Avokh, Dennis stressed to Chief Kaisa and Vincent the value of keeping the tools together. They seem to have gotten the idea, but we are not sure the whole set will come back after someone has used it. It is out of our control so we should stop thinking about it. It is amazing what thoughts wake us up at night!
|This man is known as "the boat builder" as he has carpentry|
skills. It does not appear that they teach the younger men the
various skills and trades needed on the island. They believe
God has given you a talent and it can't be developed otherwise.