Friday, November 20, 2009

Pictorial Essay ~ My Autobiography ~ In the Jungle

I am re posting this for new readers as I have had several emails asking about my life.

 Part Three;
Home life in the jungle.

Cutting a jungle trail.
Josh, Yekwanaman with Jayde on back, Indian Daughter Woodi, Jackie, and Jewel

Making camp
Notice blue portacrib!

Jackie leads the Way!
Followed by Josh, Jungle Mom, Jewel and Woodi.

A family meal on the trail.

A road trip through Pemon territory.

Beginning to build The Jungle Hut

Putting on the palm roof.

Jungle Mom and Baby Jayde are happy to be behind screens!

While doing all laundry by hand in the river,
we learned why indian babies don't wear much clothing!

Washing hammocks is hard work!!!
Jungle Mom with Woodi.

A very happy day for Jungle Mom!!!!

My clothes lines worked great...except for during rainy season,
which lasts 6 months out of the year!

Our jungle closet. Less is best!

The famous water bed!
Frame is for mosquito netting.

Josh moves into the loft to get away from sisters!!

Life is good!

Part Four:
Serving the Tribe

Providing Aviation Support.
Hangar in Ciudad Bolivar.

Transporting indian patients.

Yekwanaman learning the language
and culture from the chief.

Jungle Mom visiting with the ladies
to learn the language.

Entertaining guests in The Jungle Hut.
( The animal is a baby wild pig.)

Teaching the Word.

Yekwanaman and Victor,
Translating the Bible into the Ye'kwana language.

Providing Emergency Medical Care.

Delivering babies and providing vaccinations.

Building Dispensaries.

Fighting malaria through fumigation,
blood testing and medicines.

Jungle Mom teaching hygiene class.

Teaching literacy.
Children learn to read both Ye'kwana and Spanish.

Build schools and train teachers.
Education provides protection from abuse!

Help provide food for hungry children.

Provide and repair Short Wave radios
for communication.

And the church goes forth!

to be continued..


Webutante said...

Wow, lots of great pics. I know you miss it and hope you're liking Paraguay almost as much? Thanks for sharing these with us, Rita.

Kathy said...

Can't wait for more!!! It's so interesting!! Where is Woodi now? How happy you must have been when the screens came!! Did any of the people want some when they saw them? May the Lord continue to richly bless you and your family and your ministry!!!

Miss Footloose said...

How interesting to see your photos! I'm in awe, Rita -- to live in the jungle with your young children must have had special challenges in regard to health and sanitation, and probably not a doctor within easy reach.

You did lots of good work there! Looking forward to seeing more pix.

Jody Hedlund said...

So interesting! Wow! I just can't imagine doing what you've done! But I do thank the Lord for your willingness to serve him!

Betty said...

I loved this photo essay! Very interesting. 6 month rainy season! That is different from here....

Anonymous said...

In the top picture, Josh looks ready to repel boarders!

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

re "My clothes lines worked great... except for during rainy season, which lasts 6 months out of the year!"

that's one multifunctional wire! half the year it's a dryer, half the year it's a washer. :D

marion said...

Wow - A really fantastic way to share all aspects on all levels. Amazing photos.

Brenda said...

I like that you say that "Education provides protection from abuse". One of the queen Mary's dedicated her life to education in order to combat injustice, ignorance and poverty. Its amazing what education can do. Love the pics!

Beemoosie said...

Just amazing!

MightyMom said...

how'd I miss part 2???