Answered Prayers!

We have been blessed with several answered prayers! Francesca Tomaing had her surgery and is healing nicely. All stitches have been removed and the area is dry with no signs if infection. When we talked, she was in good spirits and doing laundry! Her blood work came back with no signs of cancer. She will be having scans done on Thursday. This will determine if she is clear to return to Wau or undergo chemo treatments. She thanks everyone for the many prayers for her. Work permits and Visas were approved for Jim Blume and our new missionaries Karen Marvin and Kenny and Kalie Keck! Karen Marvin will be arriving in PNG on March 22! We are thankful to Pastor Holmes who walked the paperwork through the government offices in Port Moresby. He was another blessing to us missionaries! The Lord is so good and we rejoice in Him! Thanks for your continued prayers for us...

Prayer Needed

We are requesting special prayer for two people tonight. Francesca Tomaing underwent extensive surgery today for breast cancer. So far no word has come of how she did through and after surgery. Please uphold her and her family in prayer. Junior Campbell, Martha’s dad, will have full body scans today and Wednesday will see the oncologists for results. We are praying for healing, but we know God’s will will be best. Our every breath is in His hands and we will rejoice in Him alone! Thanks for praying with us!


We want to welcome our newest grand daughter, Mackenzie Smith! She was born January 11 at 7:48pm, weighing 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. Congratulations to our son, Paul, and wife, Dawn! Love from proud grandparents, Da and G’Ma.

Struggle with Travel in PNG

This is the Kumalu River in Mumeng, our only access road to Lae. As you can see, there is no longer a road after another flash flood swept through. Luther ad Jim Blume waited 4 hours, but no hope of getting to Lae that day. This week it opened again for traffic! Who knows about tomorrow?

Happy New Year from Smiths in PNG

We wanted to wish you all a blessed 2014. The Lord has worked so many blessings in 2013, and we look forward to serving together in 2014 as your ambassadors in Papua New Guinea. Tomorrow is January 1, and we will begin a new year of service here. May The Lord bless you all as we serve Him together!