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Getting language practice proved to be a bit more challenging than a missionary planned.

Missionary aviation mechanic Bryan Abbott, serving with his wife Melissa, wrote, "We needed a shelf made for our entry way and I needed some 'live language' practice, so I decided to 'pass two islands with one oar-stroke.'"

"I drew up some plans complete with measurements … and a picture. I figured it would take me 30 minutes to hand [the carpenter] the plans and 'discuss' the payment and delivery options using the few