In Response to Ryan

  About the COC guys, Ryan asked: So, what do these guys do for church… do they have the bible in their language? With that in mind, is their only language Pidgin, or do they have a tribal language they prefer to speak when they aren’t talking to you? I’ll answer these questions in order…

COC Revisited

  Yesterday I visited the COC break room to show the guys the video I made of them. It was fun to see their excitement–for most of them the first time they have seen themselves on video. It was also neat to see how they all reacted with affirmative nods whenever anyone on the video…

Disappointment

  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…

What’s Next

  Many of you know that we are currently trying to figure out whether or not to join the team of missionaries in a tribe called Menya. (If this is news to you, start here.) We are trusting God to give us wisdom and clarity in this decision. Our next step will be going into…

VIP

Today PNG’s Prime Minister came to town and visited a location nearby. To honor the occasion, a number of the local song and dance troops got dressed up to perform. It’s really neat to see folks get dressed up in their traditional ceremonial garb. I showed up an hour late and the PM still wasn’t…

The Latest

We’ve had a number of meetings, dozens of conversations and a lot of praying about our next step. We are trying to find out what God has for us next as we consider Safeyoka and Menya. Please be praying for wisdom and direction on our behalf. In the meantime, here are a few video clips…

Days 2-5: Menya

Following our day of hiking we arrived in Menya after dark, so we didn’t know exactly what to expect in the morning. This is what we awoke to:   We had descended from about 5800′ to around 3700′ on our hike so the landscape was quite different–a lot more grass and noticeably warmer. Through this…