Dave Gullett

a miscellanea

Orientation

Today we began on formal orientation to Indonesia and the work here. We learned of the diversity of the Indonesian area, and the need for cultural sensitivity and respect. Later in the afternoon, we had our first lesson in basic Indonesian phrases. the focus is teaching us to get by in a simple, yet polite way. For here poilteness is the supreme value, over all things. All of us have much to learn here and appreciate for your prayers. We will be continuing this orientation and basic language learning all this week in preparation for the rest of the trip.