Lapilo Lesson #10-11

This is Benjamin. He has worked in another department on our base for most of the time we’ve been meeting, but he recently started to work with COC. He came to our Bible study a few times before, but now has started to come consistently. I don’t know him well and I’m not sure how…

Lapilo Lesson #9

This is Kawage, one of the COC guys who comes to our Bible Study. He lives close by, but is part of the Kuman Tribe which I visited just after we arrived in PNG the first time. In the picture above, he is using the leaves of the tangat bush as decoration–this is not uncommon.…

Lapilo Lesson #8

Today we talked about the Law–more specifically, the ten commandments. I started with God offering his deal to Israel (Exodus 19:3-8) and Israel saying that they would obey. Then we worked our way through the ten commandments. When I do this in America, people typically make it through the first two commandments unscathed (in their…

Lapilo Lesson #7

This is Wanpis. He wasn’t at work today and so he wasn’t at the Bible Study either. That is one of the challenges we face–I don’t think any of the guys have been there every time. So reviewing is very important. Today we talked about Israel’s slavery in Egypt, God raising up Moses and rescuing…

Lapilo Lesson #6

  Today, in an effort to convince some of the guys that they are not Jewish, I brought in a visual aid. First I sketched out a little of my own family tree so they would understand the concept and then I showed them this poster that starts with Adam and Eve and works down…

Shopping Trip

Here are some pictures from our recent trip to Papindo, one of the stores in town. It is a new location that opened while we were gone. We were eager to see how nice was…or wasn’t. We were surprised to see these carts with little cars. You can see the two guys in the background…

Lapilo Lesson #5

Today we talked about Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Isaac and Jacob. Nothing too ground breaking in the lesson because it was more about just continuing the story and carrying the ball farther down the field. I emphasized God again providing life to those who believe in him (Lot) and judgement for those who reject…

Lapilo Lesson #4

This is Thompson. He’s pretty quiet, but has begun to open up with me some. And today he was quite talkative and contributed some good things to the discussion. Today we talked about Abraham. As is my custom, I read/told the story starting with God calling Abraham; then the multiple times restating the promise; then…

VIP

About a week and a half ago we had a visit from our American ambassador to PNG and his entourage. Apparently they were traveling the Highlands Highway and we offer one of the few friendly, comfortable stops along the trip. He gave a short speech in our gym (even though I know for a fact…