I ate the kids!

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…or the less fun title, “Fun with language learning!” There’s a lot of fun phrases in Tok Pisin, one of my favorites is “Mi lusim ting ting!” Literally it means “I lost thought” and is used to say “I forgot.”

About eating the kids — no we haven’t eaten any kids, ours or anyone else’s. In Tok Pisin though, “kaikai” is not only a noun for “food,” but is also a verb for “to eat.” Aute, our language helper, asked in ...

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Our first week or so in Papua New Guinea

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Wow! What a week! Or well uh, two weeks now. Part of us feels like we just stepped (stumbled, tripped, fell..) out of the plane yesterday while part of us feels like we’ve been here some time already. For those who don’t know, we got to fly in one of NTMA’s (New Tribes Mission Aviation) Kodiak planes from Port Moresby to the highlands on Thursday, February 16th.

NTMA’s Kodiak ready to fly.

Since we landed, we’ve been settling into the house, met ...

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quieter community

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Things are lot quieter around here than the last time I wrote. I’ve gone back to part time in the clinic, which has given me a lot more free -time to build up some of those relationships that fell by the wayside as I inched my way towards burnout. I’ve joined a ladies Bible study, and have regular coffee dates with girlfriends who are teaching me the beauty of walking through seasons together, and always reminding me of truth. Sometimes ...
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The Dog Ate My Homework!

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Photo of a US Passport Cover

Our applications for entry into PNG were approved, but as you may have heard, we’re still waiting for the official stamps to be entered into our passports. The process is taking longer than expected for several reasons. Someone important in the immigration office of PNG died this week, some offices have been moving, and computers have been down. So, our passports are in the safe keeping of the Papua New Guinea embassy in Washington DC.

In ...

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big steps

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I haven’t written in the last few months, but there has been so much going on! Josh and I have been really, really, really busy. No, really. 🙂

NTMA has been working really hard at getting the flight program back on track, a process that has been going on for a couple of years now. On Dec 10, two of our pilots were checked out by the aviation authority in PNG to be able to train and check our own pilots! ...

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

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If you’re on our facebook page, you’ll know that a couple days ago we posted that some big news was coming! So, drum roll please!!!!!

NTM USA home office has given us the green light to head to the field!

That’s excellent news, and a wonderful Christmas surprise. After talking with the USA home office and the field, it looks like we’re planning on a late January or early February departure, which will be here before we know it!

Thankfully the Lord knew ...

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busy work

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What an interesting couple of months it has been! I can’t even believe it’s been that long since I blogged, because it has been so busy that time has seriously just flown by!

Let me try and summarize:

August

sunflowerIt seems like we all had medevac on the brain; there was something like 1 a week during August. Each medevac is different and requires its own debriefings (departmental and leadership). Our processes have to be continually evaluated and revised. Josh was doing a ...

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Bible Dedication in Dom

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We had the amazing privilege on August 26th to attend our first Bible dedication.  If you remember our first term here when we were finishing our language study we chose to do a bush orientation.  To live out in a tribal location for 6 weeks.  We spent our orientation in Dom!  When we heard that this tribe would be celebrating the dedication of the bible we just had to go!  We wanted to celebrate with our friends who welcomed us ...
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Unto All Nations

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This is the story of how a new voice, a new language, a new people was added to the chorus worshiping our Lord!

“The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner.” William Cameron Townsend

YembiYembi tribe has a new testament in their language now. We are all called to be a part of making disciples of all nations, near and far. Our place, our role is changing. What’s your role? ...

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