Mipela kam pinis!

Posted by:

IMG_0405Mipela hamamas long lukim yupela olgeta!  We’re so Happy to see everyone!  We made made it back stateside on June 9th for those of you who have been following our globetrotting.  We spent the first 5 weeks in Missouri with Josh’s family where we enjoyed some sweet fellowship as we reunited with friends and family.  We even got to be involved in a VBS which was awesome.  After our time ...
Continue Reading →
0

Couch potato

Posted by:

Just another quick update to send out.  My Co-worker Travis Ray and I took a quick trip into the Menya work to help two new family’s, the Walkers and Osborns move into their homes.  It was an in and out operation, only took us two days.  MAF’s Twin Otter and NTM’s Cessna 206 hauled in all their cargo and it was our job to get it moved from the airstrip to the houses.  Which doesn’t really seem all that ...

Continue Reading →
1

Stranded in the Bismark Sea!

Posted by:

Hello all,

It’s been quite some time since my last update so I thought I’d send one out.  We’ve been busy, busy, busy since our last newsletter so there’s a ton of stuff to say, but you’d all probably be bored to tears if I tried to tell it all so I’ll just hit the highlights for now.  So far this year, I’ve had the privilege of going on several bush trips to encourage our church planters amongst the tribes ...

Continue Reading →
1

Perspective

Posted by:

Wow, its been a long time since I posted last.  I’m truly sorry for the delay, but in my defense things have been hopping around here.  So many things have happened in the past 12 months that I think a brief year end review is in order.  As you all know, we will have been here in PNG one year as of February 23rd… I can hardly believe it.  The Lord has been so good to us this year ...

Continue Reading →
0

Trip to Roja House Lain

Posted by:

Hello again.  As some of you were aware, we took a walkabout into the bush today to a neighboring village or “Haus Lain”, which in English would be pronounced “House line.”  We started out around 8:45 AM and made our way through the coffee, Sweet potato, Tapioc, and rice gardens to the “Garden trail,” which led us up to where the Roja house lain is.  We met several villagers on the way and stopped to chat.  Chris and Maggie ...

Continue Reading →
0

All Tribes and Tongues!

Posted by:

Hello to all my stateside friends and family.  We had the wonderful opportunity to hear a message from a New Guinea pastor this morning.  It was an English speaking service with some pidgin mixed in here and there.  It was good message, and the singing was well done two.  We sang a round of Hymns with the guitar and then with the piano.  We really enjoyed hearing the word preached in and to a culture that are at present ...

Continue Reading →
0

We’ve Arrived

Posted by:

Well we’ve arrived in PNG after years of preparation, hard work, and answered prayers!  Thanks to all of you who have been such a huge part of this process.  Many of you have been with us from the beginning of this journey which started almost 10 years ago, and the rest have joined along the way and all of you have experienced the hills and valley’s with us.  I’m reminded once again of the importance of the Body of ...

Continue Reading →
2

Now boarding our Coach Passengers!

Posted by:

Well we did it, we took the plunge!  We now have one way tickets to Papua New Guinea!  We will have a one night layover in Brisbane Australia to give the family a break from Planes, trains and automobiles.  We depart Monday February 20th at 6:15 pm from Norfolk International…and arrive in New Guinea on February 23rd…not sure which day of the week though.  We cross the International date line on our flight over the Pacific and somewhere along ...

Continue Reading →
1

Cleared for Take off!

Posted by:

Today was a very exciting day in the Simmons Household.  About 11 o’clock this morning I heard loud banging on the door and jumped up to investigate the source of the interruption.  To my surprise as I opened the front door where a very kind looking gentlemen stood decked out in a Fedex uniform with his hands extended gesturing for me to sign for a package.  I looked at the parcel in his hands and my heart leaped with ...

Continue Reading →
1
Page 1 of 2 12