Unfortunately, we won’t be flying on this ride any time soon. It hasn’t been repaired within the window of time that would have allowed us to fly into Menya and so we will have to come up with a new plan–that’s life in PNG.
As many of you know, this is not our first canceled trip, or our second, or third, or fourth…in fact I think we are getting close to double digits going all the way back to last year when we first were trying to get into Safeyoka for a survey. And so it is hard not to feel disappointed. But we are reminded of Prov. 16:9, “The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” We have made lots of plans that have not turned out according to our design, but we still aren’t sure which way the Lord is directing our steps. I guess if we keep planning, God will keep directing.
Please pray for us that we will not be discouraged or impatient. We really want to move into a tribe and begin learning the language of a people who have never heard the gospel in their own tongue. It seems like there have been and continue to be many hurdles in our way. We appreciate all of you who are praying with us and encouraging us with your comments and messages.