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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Thanks Hope…

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Since coming here to Papua New Guinea, I often take trips to the local haus sik (hospital) here in town. As people from the tribal locations where our missionaries work become too sick to treat there in the village, they will sometimes be brought here to receive more extensive medicine and possibly operations. Those of us here, will then provide some simple food, and encouragement as we can until they ...
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“Projek Haus” UPDATE…

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“Projek Haus” UPDATE: Yesterday we had an offer to match any donation for our house building needs up to $2,000. We are so excited to report that it has already been met! Praise God for the faithfulness and generosity of His people!

AND!!! We now have a 2nd offer, again, to match an additional $2,000. So, any funds given, up to this amount, will be matched…essentially your donations will be doubled! Thank you all so much for your consideration, generosity, ...

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Projek Haus…

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Our team is currently raising the funds necessary to buy the materials and tools we need for building our house in a tribal location. The funds will actually serve for more than just our “house,” but more so for a “mission station,” as this project will involve building our’s and our co-worker’s homes and office space for the countless hours that it will take to learn an unwritten language and translate the Bible. Much of the lumber we’ll use ...
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One Year Ago…

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One year ago this week I was awaiting a biopsy to find out if I had cancer or not. I was informed two days before Christmas that my chest x-rays I had taken in order to receive my Visa had shown some abnormal lymph nodes. I’m sure you could image my shock…as well as my wife’s. We had been preparing for years to be missionaries and Bible translators, and at this time it looked as our plans had come ...
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Are We To Late?

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“Our God of Grace often gives us a second chance, but there is no second chance to harvest a ripe crop.” — Kurt von Schleicher

I’ve often heard from veteran missionaries that one of the hardest things about this work of tribal missions is the time shortly after you present the Gospel message for the first time. It’s not uncommon for the people who understand, to ask the missionaries if their fathers and grandfathers knew this “talk,” and if so, ...

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Common Questions…

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“Wait, what? You’re moving to the jungle? AND your taking your children? To do what exactly?” Etc, etc, etc…

Before we came to Papua New Guinea to be missionaries these were the type of questions we commonly received (and often times still do.) Now that we’ve been here in country for about seven months I’ve noticed a change in the questions. Before, I think the gist of what people were trying ...

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