My name is Bethsheba and I was a student at the primary school in 6th grade here in Hauna Village. However, I have not been able to attend school because I fell from a mango tree and broke something in my back on December 1, 2011. I was not able to walk in the beginning but now I am trying to walk very slowly with a stick. We do not have a doctor in our village but we do have a nurse. My missionary encouraged me to practice walking everyday even if it is difficult. The nurse told me to do physical therapy. My mom is helping me do that. Everyone is telling me not to give up.
My missionary wants me to continue school at home. I will try to pass 7th grade. Since my father taught 7th grade under KAI, he will help me with my studies. I also do many things to help my mother that I can do sitting down. I can sit on the ground and pull weeds from my garden near our home. I also can sit on the ground and chop sago pulp which makes sago pudding; our main food which fills us up and gives us energy. I also help her make the meals by cutting up wild greens to boil with the fish.
My mother and father both work for the mission. My mom is a baby sitter for the working mothers and my father is the radio communication person. We have a fixed station where we can talk to our field director in Wewak and get supplies.
Please pray that I will walk again and for my continuing education.