Dear Family & Friends: We are having so many new and exciting adventures to tell you about. We get up around 5:45am and go as fast as we can until bedtime, learning our new responsibilities and having a peek at this BEAUTIFUL country. We hope in this blog we can express how blessed we are to testify of Jesus Christ and serve Him in this amazing corner of the world! HAERE MAI* to our blog, we're glad you are visiting us!.....(*This means 'WELCOME' in the Maori language)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Woodcarver

With our friends the Pferdners as companions, we took a short ride to the home, showroom and workshop of this delightful couple.  They welcomed us with big smiles and glasses of fruit juice.  After we spent some time admiring his work in the showroom, he took us to his workshop and demonstrated his craft by taking two blocks of wood, and within minutes, made these kiwis.   He gave them to us as gifts.  Part of the fun of being in this beautiful place is to meet and get to know the people who live and work here.  These lovely people were so friendly and gracious! 


  1. I especially love these pictures of the people in their native domains. They are a journal in themselves.

  2. Scott's Dad would like these pictures.