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The Great Chicken-Slayer

Our son was only six at the time, so when he came to his father and asked if he could go kill a chicken, Matt, being a bit distracted and presuming this was all in play said, “Sure.” Off our son went in search of chicken to kill… .

A short while later, a very pleased “Chicken-Slayer” arrived with his prey. Thankfully, it was only a dead peep in his hands and not a full-grown chicken! Of course, the dead peep was still more than Matt had bargained for. It presented the challenge of explaining cross-culturally, with his still limited language ability, the “why” behind the fact that our son had just killed someone’s peep! Thankfully, they saw the humor in the situation!
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Categories: Laughter, Missionary Life
  1. February 20, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    >I can imagine the proud look on his little face.I always thought that the Ye’kwana had a great sense of humor which made difficulties easier to handle.

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