Studying the culture and language of the Maindo people keeps Kent and Jenny Schafer running.

Kent and Jenny Schafer say they usually wake up and make a run to the outhouse about 5 a.m. This is the signal to their Maindo hosts that they are up and that it’s time to start warming water for their showers.

Eating breakfast and reading their Bibles happens while waiting for the warm water. The water is finally ready about 6:30 a.m.

Often that means a frantically hasty dipper shower, since their language session begins at 7 a.m.