The Tribe Next Door

  I flew into a tribe today together with four other guys to do so some work on another missionary family’s solar electric system. For those of you have been reading our blog since our training in Missouri, you should know that one of the guys is the man who taught MacGyver Class (just visiting…

PNG Life

We have been living back at Sobega for a couple weeks now, but because of the unpacking process and two trips out of town, today was the first time I have hiked out to Hoax’s house. He wasn’t there, unfortunately, so I didn’t get to talk with him. However, I took some pictures along the…

A Job For You

The picture above is from a day last week when our clinic staff was serving the community by administering immunizations to local children. Now that we have moved from Lapilo to Sobega, life is quite different. One of the major differences is that Lapilo feels like a self-sustaining village while Sobega feels more like an…

Beach Recap

This weekend we took a trip to the beach. The timing was right because the next phase of our lives/ministry will be busy, intense and long so we don’t anticipate another chance for a break for a while. Plus, our tenth anniversary is this month, so we got to celebrate that too (everyone takes four…

This and That

We have had an especially busy week so far and want to update you all on a few things. So, here they are: Bible Study I met with the guys on Monday, as usual, and it went really well. I reviewed the basic points of the gospel thoroughly and asked a bunch of questions to…

Lapilo Lesson #16

  This is Mokame–the second of the two ladies who have been attending our Bible Study. Friday we reached the end of our story. After reviewing previous lessons, I read Romans 3:10-20 to remind them all of our sin problem and the inability of obedience to the law (or other behavior) to make us right.…

Lapilo Lesson #15

This is Balux. More on him at the end. Yesterday was not a work day here in the commonwealth where we were celebrating the Queen’s birthday, so we met today (Tuesday) instead. We talked about Jesus’ teaching working through the following points: Jesus preached repentance (Mark 1:14-15) Sinful actions are a result of our sinfulness (Mark…

Lapilo Lesson Intermission

  This is Gosalakame, one of the two ladies who work with COC and come to our Bible study. They have been coming more frequently over the last few weeks after only showing up intermittently initially. I’m glad that they are showing up (even if it is only to drink coffee and eat Elizabeth’s banana…