Many houses in the coastal areas of Papua New Guinea are built on stilts. This allows better access to the cool evening breezes and in the case of those close to oceans and rivers, relief in times of flooding. Often they have verandas (porches) on the outside so that people can gather and talk. These communities enjoy strong family ties and good relationships with friends. It is virtually impossible to walk through a village without seeing people gathered together talking. Many a translation has benefited from a veranda conversation. Learning vocabulary, getting grammar correct and just good practice comes while sitting together in small groups talking. It also helps form lifelong bonds. Pray for these conversations that are happening all around PNG today. Pray that translators would learn the nuances of the language quickly.