Jungle to Jungle

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Rochelle on the phone in the only place we get reception

Modernity is mind-boggling at times. At least, for me it is. Part of the issue is undoubtedly the fact that I’m a casual Luddite, who doesn’t put in the effort to stay up-to-date with the various technological breakthroughs going on around the world. Innovations, such as “the cloud,” “air-dropping,” and “4G,” are all shrouded in mystery for me in my ignorant little corner of the world. This techno-laziness often makes me a fairly easy individual to impress.

Like yesterday, for example. ...

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Back to Work Again

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Each year in March all of the NTM missionaries in our region of Papua New Guinea gather for our annual conference.  It’s always encouraging and fun, but tiring too!  We’re going to need some time to recuperate once we get back to Amdu!!  In addition to our annual conference, our to-do list for town is always long.  Our packing is now finished and, weather permitting, will be returning to our home in the Amdu tribe in the morning.

 

March 2017

We are ...

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All change – return to PNG and a new Mengen church is born.

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 Hi Friends, thanks for continuing to pray for us!  Family life is going well. The kids are enjoying school and life here in England at NTM Europe’s main bible and missionary training college . Noah continues to thrive in school and very much enjoys his friends and karate. Nya is doing well in school also, she loves sports and mathematics, but we have discovered that Nya has some challenges with dyslexia that we need to help her with. Karis and ...
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May is coming

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We arrived in Peru in July.  It doesn’t seem like we have been here that long. MJ and I have been able to study Spanish during this time, find a home church here in Peru, and develop some good relationships with Peruvians and fellow missionaries.  Our kids have made new friends and Peru is starting to become “home” to them.

May 2 is our scheduled date to fly into the village.  We are going to enter with our two youngest, Ayla ...

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Dressers Are Overrated

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Suitcases here.  Bags there.  Boxes shoved here AND there.  That has been our life since we left Papua New Guinea on December 9th.  It has been a whirlwind three months.  Thanks for praying.  We want to share with you how God answered your prayers:

We went from 85F at departure to –2F in Kansas where Paul’s parents picked us up with coats in hand. From four fairly relaxing weeks with Paul’s parents (to include our first family tummy bug which we ...

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Answer in March 2017

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We had been given a challenging question, in January, and we thank you for thinking with us on how to answer it. Our missionary speaker had actually admitted to us that he was not sure there would be only one right answer to what God’s main theme is for His work here on earth – God is certainly more comprehensive than we can fully describe. But He gives us the privilege of still being a part of what he is ...
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A New Grandbaby!

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We are so excited to introduce you to our new grandson, Gabriel!  He arrived on February 10th,  his great-great-grandma’s birthday.  He weighed in at 8lbs 14oz and was 21 inches long.

He is so cute and his big sister, Ariah, adores him.  She is always loving on him!

Pray for Holly and Nick, as they adjust to being “four”.  Pray for Holly to recover from having Gabriel and find some time to sleep and that Nick will continue to be a good help to ...

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February 2017 Update from David & Shari Ogg

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John Ogg’s injury and recovery

As most of you know we arrived in the USA for home assignment in July and right after landing we received the news that David’s father had fallen and broken his neck at the C-2 vertebrae. Much of our time during the first few months home was spent in and out of hospitals. Most of the doctors didn’t expect him to recover however God had other plans. He has been out of the hospital for months ...

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2016 Year in review and 2017 Plans

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2016 saw many changes to Joel’s ministry with Communications. It started out projecting to be a busy year, with more travel than previous years, as he was a part of a collaborative team of leaders’ working in several disciplines beyond Communications. But that role shifted quickly as big change came to the structure of the whole communications, development and mobilization teams. He then found himself in a much more stationary, but very much needed role of Business Administrator for the ...
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St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

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Three Guinea Pigs

Our teammates started teaching the first-ever Bible lessons in the Iski language last week! Being as we are still in the “language-learning” phase of our ministry, however, we are not really able to directly contribute to their teaching efforts a whole lot. What we lack in useful ability though, we try to make up for in excited encouragement! We recently expressed this whole-hearted enthusiasm by completely abandoning them in the swampy jungle on the second day of the teaching.

It was ...

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