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  1. Your pictures are amazing and I love seeing where you guys are, but I find myself wondering how the people of PNG react to you taking their pictures. Do they seem to notice or care? Has anyone tried to avoid you? Or, are they used to missionaries and other people (if there are any other people over there) taking pictures?

    • Joseph

      I don’t think they are used to it, but they don’t mind. Usually I show them the pictures I take of them and they enjoy that.

      • Kelley Haff

        Are their beliefs at all similar to those of the Australian Aborigines? I know we were told not to photograph them. I think they feared their spirit being taken from them.

  2. Brian Gural

    These are incredible. Thank you for allowing all of us to be part of this with you by staying in communication. Since you are a better photographer then I am (or that of my Google search engine since I am not there), I am unashamedly going to steal some of these photos for the CE website. Hope ya’ll are doing well

  3. Dad O (PopPop)

    Incredible pictures, incredible photographer, incredible lens.

    If you missed clicking in the 1st one go back!!!

  4. Emily McGowan

    Beautiful. And not just the pictures. Love what you are doing and love that you are sharing it with us.

  5. Ashley

    I wish you could tell a little story with each of them 🙂 Amazing to see. Love the one with Lucy playing with the other girls…so precious.

  6. Wow! The one of the man sitting on the dirt floor is. absolutely. stunning. I can’t stop looking at it. It’s seriously something straight out of National Geographic. I’m amazed by the photos, keeping up with your family, and waiting to see how God works through all of it. Many blessings!

  7. Kelly K

    What is the group of people doing in the 2nd to last picture? Sorting beans??
    As I am showing Harper these, I point out the houses and she says “Wow, those are really different” We love that our kids bubbles are being expanded and pray that their hearts and minds will expand also.

    • Joseph

      Those ladies were sorting coffee beans at the place I visited.

  8. Kevin Jones

    Terrific pictures. Really appreciate these and the previous posts. It has been great to see where you are, the place, people and culture that is now home.. Praying for you as you continue to adjust. What was the guy doing with the string?

    • Joseph

      He was weaving a “pig-rope,” which is exactly what it sounds like-a rope to tie up a pig. He planned to sell it when he finished.

  9. Taryn

    Lucy with the 2 girls….tears in my eyes! Love these recent posts capturing the beauty of the country and the beauty of what God’s doing there.

  10. Tresh

    Amazing! I have goosebumps as I contemplate just how great and BIG our God is! Thank you for your willingness to allow Him to use you this way!

  11. shelley sems

    every picture does tell a story and it is excting to think how these stories can be affected by the power of the gospel and by the gift of ya’lls ministry. lucy with those girls is “the faith of a child” in action and i LOVE the picture too of the folks all sorting beans and sharing tales and “life on life” with each other. keep sharing with us! thanks yall.

  12. Lindsey New

    These are really, really amazing. You must have a ………… Just kidding 🙂

  13. Christy

    absolutely amazing…..the quality of the pics (aka the photographer) but everything else too! Again, I LOVE seeing where you are, who you are with, and the things you see. I pray for y’all all the time. You are such an encouragement to me!

  14. Mia Huffman

    I didn’t see pictures of the entire family – how is everyone else adjusting? What is one challenge that surprised by either being unexpected or more difficult that you thought it would be? (Do you mind me asking that?) No need to answer … :O)

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