Lisa Kappeler writes eagerly from the little Uriay village in the jungle that she calls home. She is rejoicing to be back after an extended absence and she’s so excited to be there that she says, “it’s hard to know what to tell you first.”
For starters, there was the overloaded canoe they travelled back in, carrying all their gear back to the village. “It was loaded from stem to stern. … We didn’t do much moving around, that’s for sure—even when we saw a big crocodile on the bank!”
Lisa and the co-workers who are joining her temporarily in the village were greeted with warmth and excitement by Uriay friends. She took a minute to enjoy the delight of being home. And then she got right to work. She knew how much there was to be done.
Much teaching and discipling needs to take place in the tribe. A day after arrival, Lisa was spending time with various Uriay Bible teachers, encouraging them as they study different passages of the Bible and prepare to teach.
“These guys are such young believers … they still need help and direction,” Lisa explains.