Happy July 4th to all you people in the good ol' U.S. of A. Obviously it's not a holiday here in Indonesia, but we still get together as a team for a picnic and a few local fireworks in the evening.
A few shots before it got dark.
And then we lit off a few fireworks. Sure it's not like what you're used to in America...but it's all relative. To our kids, it was jaw-droppingly awesome! You can see them leaning against the fence in the lower left corner.
It's shaping up to be a busy week. This Thursday I'll be flying into the Apo Kayan and spending three nights interior with the Kodiak to fly a ton of people to a national church conference in Long Nawang. On Saturday night I'll be sharing and showing films to the huge group that will have gathered in Long Nawang. Appreciate your prayers for all of this, and for Joy and the kids and Grandma Hlavka (yep, she got here last week), who will be holding the fort down here in Tarakan while I'm gone.