Land of the “Unexpected”

PNG is known as the “Land of the Unexpected,” when in fact life in general can be that way, especially on the mission field. What do you generally do in order to plan on a trip to the grocery store, the bank, to see a doctor, or to even pick up car parts? Well, here it means packing for a few days in preparation for a 4-5 hour drive to get to those places. That is what happened to us this week. On Wednesday night we packed up to head to Lae early on Thursday morning planning on staying through Sunday. Luther had been asked to preach at Liberty Baptist Church. We planned on heading back to Wau after services that afternoon. So at 7am we were on the road, venturing out for the long, bumpy road ahead where you rarely get out of second gear most of the...

Possible Vehicle Located

How many years have we been praying and asking everyone to pray with us in locating a better used vehicle? Seems like forever but really only about 4 years. Well, The Lord has opened the door through another missionary that is leaving the field headed back to the States. As of yet I have not seen the vehicle, but have talked with the owner and next week I plan on going to see it myself. It is a Toyota Hylux Double cab truck. Just the type of vehicle that we have been praying to purchase. We are trusting The Lord to supply the remaining needed funds for this vehicle. When purchased, we would need an additional $10,000, which we will have to borrow. We know that many have said they were going to help with the vehicle fund, so if anyone is impressed to do so, we...

Happy Birthday PNG!

Today, September 16, is Independence Day in Papua New Guinea. Today they celebrate 38 years as an independent nation. May it continue in the freedoms set forth in the years ahead. God bless PNG!

Christmas in August

When we arrived back in Wau on August 15, we had 6 months of mail waiting for us. All of our Christmas cards arrived after we left Wau in the middle of January. What a joy to read each one and to know you were thinking of us in a special way! Even though we are late in saying this, we wanted to thank each of you for taking the time to send us a Christmas greeting in 2012!

Welcome back to PNG

Life as a missionary wife sounds exciting, but sometimes it can be frustrating. One thing I have tried to learn, is to live moment by moment with those unexpected bumps in the road. Let me explain. First we returned to Wau just to begin unpacking. Not just suitcases we brought from the USA, but our whole house, which by the way I packed up in 4 days before we left in January. I hid stuff so well I couldn’t remember where they were located! I also packed 80% of it dirty! Of course there was 6 months of dust and bug droppings to clean first. The first night we went to bed on sheets that had not been changed in 6 months! The next morning I went to make the bed to see that geckos had been using our bed as well! YUK! Sheets were washed that day! Then a few days...

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