Church in PNG

After watching Hoax’s story, Sharon Jacobs, asked this:

“I thought Christianity was a new teaching where you are? Hoax said that both he and his parents went to church…people are exposed to Christianity there?”

This is a good question and one that I though could use some explanation.

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Bible Stories with Hoax VI

Want to start at the beginning? Click here. Here’s what we covered: Jesus’ Actions – I read Hoax a number of passages to demonstrate the following things about Jesus: He taught with authority. He cast out demons. He healed the sick. He forgave sins. He had power over the natural world. Jesus’ Teaching – I…

Buk Baibel

The Buk Baibel is PNG’s pidgin translation of the Bible. For those of you who know what a Bible snob I am, you’ll understand what I mean when I say it is less than adequate–mostly because of the inadequacy of pidgin, a trade language with a very limited vocabulary. Nonetheless, for many people here in…

Bible Stories with Hoax Part V

Want to start at the beginning? Click here. It had been a while since Hoax and I were able to sit down and talk about the Bible because he spent two weeks in the hospital with Ginalyn waiting for blood to arrive. They left the hospital after these two weeks without a blood transfusion and…

Camp Out

This week the girls and I spent a night in our (2-man) tent. Despite the fact that it was crowded, all three of us made it through the night. Before “lights-out” we spent some time reading books together. Lucy actually said, “This is a fun night” at one point which, of course, made the hassle…

Up a Popo Tree

In front of our house we have a popo tree (pronounced poe-poe meaning papaya) which is about eleven or twelve feet tall. When I want, I can get a popo off of it with my bush knife pretty easily. In Mibu, however, there were some popo trees in front of our house that were closer…