When flight service is not available a short enjoyable trip becomes an all-day journey for Naomi Christenson and her co-worker Cori Gervasi.

After more than three months of concentrated culture and language study, they were more than ready for a short break. Naomi and Cori have been building relationships with the Sekadau people and learning their culture and language for nearly a year.

“Because the plane was not up and running, Cori and I took alternate transportation,” wrote Naomi. They rode a motorcycle over jungle roads and through deep mud to a nearby town. “Then we bounced the rest of the way to the city in a hired car, all in all a 9