Gallery

A Gallery for 2014

Treadle sewing machines line the handicrafts market along the KK waterfront.  Seen: sewing Boy Scouts patches onto uniforms!

Treadle sewing machines line the handicrafts market along the KK waterfront. Seen: sewing Boy Scouts patches onto uniforms!

Greetings, friends & followers!  It has been a long time since we posted but are glad to be back.  Currently Eric is in a marathon 27-consecutive day stretch of teaching, travel, preaching, and trying to stay healthy through it all.  Today he is in Kudat, near the northern tip of Borneo, and all I know is that he was asked to bring some of the few remaining copies of the “Book of Concord” in BM (the national language).  The Book of Concord is a collection of documents that Lutherans the world over agree are integral to understanding the Lutheran faith…. so I assume that is part of what Eric is teaching about!

The boys and I continue to thrive here.  Caedmon is riding a 2-wheeler; Dante is learning both French and Bahasa Malaysia (BM); together we are all learning to play the guitar and ukulele.

I am starting some writing projects that will hopefully be helpful to pastors here in Sabah, Malaysia.  There are so few resources in the national language that pastors are delighted when resources are available.  Eric and I have recently networked with some translators so are hoping they can help us to translate not only the words, but the meaning of some booklets, sermons, and other resources that seem helpful.  I can read in BM very convincingly, so if I have a few sermons translated I can deliver them in places where there may not be a pastor or where the pastor would invite me in.

We have just emailed our quarterly newsletter, so if you would like a copy please contact me at wendofish at yahoo dot com.  (I hear typing it that way throws off the spybots that send spam.  Hopefully!)  If there are things you are curious about, let me know – it may make for a good blog post.  At this point I forget what is distinctive from life in the USA – it’s all just “the way it is” to me!

Blessings & peace to you!

-Wendolyn & crew

At the "night market" - which closes only in the morning.  Seen here: a favorite dessert: corn!  And many kinds of fresh-made juices.  You may note that the mangoes are almost sold out... "sedap!" (delicious!)

At the “night market” – which closes only in the morning. Seen here: a favorite dessert: corn! And many kinds of fresh-made juices. You may note that the mangoes are almost sold out… “sedap!” (delicious!)

The KK waterfront - everything from yachts to single-man boats.

The KK waterfront – everything from yachts to single-man boats.

The inside of a fresh papaya.

The inside of a fresh papaya.

At the Green Connection, our local aquarium.  Sea turtles!  (who rotate so that they do not spend too much of their life in a small aquarium!)

At the Green Connection, our local aquarium. Sea turtles! (who rotate so that they do not spend too much of their life in a small aquarium!)

Playing at our local beach.  Empty on a Saturday morning!

Playing at our local beach. Empty on a Saturday morning!

At the aquarium with friends.  Strangely, this snake later bit its handler!  But it did just fine with Caedmon.  The handler said she might have moved too fast when it was too hungry.  Adventures!

At the aquarium with friends. Strangely, this snake later bit its handler! But it did just fine with Caedmon. The handler said she might have moved too fast when it was too hungry. Adventures!

Practicing guitar while Cade dances & Dante photographs.  Note our artwork - the year of the Horse!

Practicing guitar while Cade dances & Dante photographs. Note our artwork – the year of the Horse!

Found recently: the note from a USA salon owner who is from west Malaysia.  She was so excited to teach us our first words in Bahasa Malaysia!

Found recently: the note from a USA salon owner who is from west Malaysia. She was so excited to teach us our first words in Bahasa Malaysia!

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