Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November 29th picture of the week

Hi Everyone,

This week's picture of the week is a picture of Jacob's friend Bakeid.  When we checked our email today there was a picture message sent from a Digicel Phone (Digicel is PNG's cell phone company and you would be amazed how remote some of the places you see people talking on Digicel phones are).  A day before we left PNG Bakeid brought us each some home made hats, similar to the one he is wearing in the picture, and Jacob gave Bakeid our email address as well as our mailing address.  Like most Papua New Guineans, Bakeid lives in a village, he does not own a computer, and he does not have a mailing address, so as with all of our other PNG friends who live in villages, we were resigned to the fact that we would lose touch with Bakeid when we left PNG.  It appears however, that we under estimated the power of Digicel.  

Jacob and Kim

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