Last week, we talked about “Taking it outside.” An important part of gathering together with friends and family on the verandas (porches) is the drinking of tea and a snack. You will find homemade snacks, local fruits and store-bought crackers… and of course tea or coffee. These really hit the spot and make the time spent together talking even more enjoyable. Hospitality is important in relational cultures like those in Papua New Guinea. When these events happen (which is usually several times a day) it is important not to rush back to work but to spend time enjoying each others company. Sometimes that is hard for those that come from a more “efficient” culture. Pray that language workers and Bible translators learn this great skill of spending time together.