Day One: Umba to Menya

The Crew On the left is Dave Walker, husband/father of our partners. In the middle is Terry (or “T-ball”) one of our leaders who has been working in PNG for many years and is about thirty years older than Dave and I combined. We all decided to wear blue so that we would be able…

New Option, Another Decision

Over the last year+ we have been planning to move into a tribe called Safeyoka with the Walkers to begin our tribal ministry. Recently–as in last week–a different option was presented to us. I’ll try to explain it as briefly as possible. In 2009, two families (just like us, with NTM) started working in a…

Sendeni Work

I showed you all ten pictures from my recent trip into Sendeni, but I thought some of you might also be interested in what we were doing there. Sendeni is a tribe where missionaries have been for a long time. They spent more than ten years learning a very difficult language and have planted a…

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…