Four Months

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Fourth Months from when the police, missionaries, and government officials went into our neighboring village to warn the people that witch killing was illegal and would carry severe consequences- four months to the day- a woman named Mifila was brutally murdered. I’m going to be honest I knew that the warning from the police would only buy these women time. That these people fear the spirits who live above, below, and right beside them, spirits that breathe down their ...
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Witch Killing

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The day before we arrived in Hewa a large family was evacuated to another village because two women and all the children were accused of being witches. One of the children was a five-year old nephew of the husband and father, though, and not the child of the accused mother. When I arrived in our village the next day, I was introduced to his actual mother. She is an older widowed lady and he was her last born child. ...
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The Pain Of Learning Language…

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Learning a tribal language has proven to have many difficulties and setbacks. Progress for me has been slow and sometimes not as steady as I would like. I knew it would be this way. Our training had prepared us for much of its hardships, but there were somethings that no amount of training could ever be sufficient for. A large part of being a tribal missionary (or at least a decent one) is simply living life with the people ...
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Please pray…please!!!

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The following is an e-mail we received today from our co-worker, Susan Kopf letting us know about the ongoing measles outbreak throughout Hewa. Please pray! Please like, and share, and get as many people to go to the Lord on behalf of the Hewa as we can. Please pray.

“Guys, people are really sick here. Each day we have children fighting for their life. I literally get up in the morning and begin the fight for their lives. I am ...

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Moving in: The process…

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For those who don’t know, my family and I have decided to join an existing work with the Hewa people. This means we will be partnering with a missionary family who have already established residence with the tribe and in this case worked with them for around ten years. Are there believers among the Hewa? Yes. Do some of them meet regularly each week for a church service? Yes. So why would we join a work like this? The ...
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Missionary Feet

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Not long after arriving in Papua New Guinea I began to notice a disturbing trend among a lot of other missionaries here, one of which I now refer to as “Missionary Feet.”

What you need to know is that many people here simply don’t wear shoes, and if they do, 9 times out of 10 they wear flip-flops. So, as missionaries who want to relate to the people they minister to, it would just be impractical to sport the newest ...

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Tear Down & Rebuild…Again

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A couple weeks ago I left on a dawn departure on our mission’s Cessna 206 to be taken to a bush airstrip in the Highlands of PNG. From there, myself and three other guys hiked about 14 hours to the location of a missionary’s bush house.

Before I got married I was a fairly avid hiker, however, this hike was without a doubt the most physically challenging event of my life…it claimed 3, maybe 4 (time will tell) of my ...

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