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FORWAEDING AGENT:

Letha Weaver

406 Thornton Cr. Rd,

Toledo, OR

97391

FIELD ADDRESS:

Box 997

Madang Papua New Guinea

March 11, 1991

"Deck the halls with

tangut???" Yanga is decorating our house

palm fronds and

for Christmas. It was decided that we did

not fancy the house up enou^, so they

would do it for us.

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Every Christinas we color a picture from our Nativity coloring book. We even brought the book on furlough with us. This is our family

tnradition.

past.

Several notes for all of you.

Some of

you

have sent us archery equiptment in

the

We can no longer import bows, arrows, arrowheads,

etc. without previous permission in writing from both the

police and customs.

If

the

without the proper paperwork

above items

being done

are sent

over

before they are

sent, they will

i mport.

be destroyed by customs here as an illegal

Customs is getting

charging duty on

They are starting to charge customs on the

more strict

on

incoming mail.

cost of shipping and

mailing as well as the value of the

items.

If you send us something., feel free to use surface

mail

unless

the

item

is . tim^i-critical

or

perishable.

Certain items, such as books, are customs exempt.

Make sure

you include receipts or invoices for

new

items.

Items that can be used before sending without being

ruined (no used tea-bags, please) will money if they are used before sending.

probably save us

be

They can then

marked down used before.

in

value

due to

Clothes can

be

the fact

that they

have

been

off (we

washed, tags taken

can't take them back if they do not fit, anyway) and marked

with garage sale prices.

Also, do not bend the rules.

We

may have to open packages for the customs officials, and if we do any surprises may be confiscated. When filling in the

customs declaration be sure to be thorough and accurate.

We have had to pay customs several times, but we expect that. Sometimes the charges were higher than necessary because invoices were not included and we could not prove

the amount paid for a new item.

Some used things have not

been marked used. Reasonable customs charges are fair and expected, but we do not want to pay more than necessary. We

pay

felt that you should know what is up so we don't have to

what we reallydo not need to pay.

PBT-PNG now

has

a

fax

number.

Tf

-ig; 8?-2506.

Of

course you will neela to go tKrough the regular international

have

any matters that need an urgent response on paper, we have a way to handle it nowl

operator, and use the PNG country code. 6.75,

If

you

By the time you receive this we will have started "full

time" translation

work, probably on

Mark

or

Luke.

Our

grammar consultant told us to go on to translation, and we

will

make a three or four week thrust about mid-year or so

to finish polishing up the Grammar Statement.

Praise the Lord

with

us, and

pray for

us, as

we make

the shift from linguistic work to translation.

Ihis nen went to town without making

provisions as to how he was to come

home. Vie gave him the money to get back to the village, so he is build

ing this small "house wind" for us.

It will be \3sed by the kids for play,

and by us for socializing. It will

be cool and breezy during the heat of

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This is the last time we have seen

Peter, our former Madang MAP pilot. He went on furlou^ before Christnas

and has been transferred to Port

Moresby upon his return to PNG. We

miss him greatly, but will probably get to see him as we leave PNG for our next furlough in 1992.

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