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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We had tons of wonderful oranges while we were in bush orientation, but Everett wasn’t very good at eating them then.  He has just discovered how to properly eat an orange, and it’s rather cute!



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…

A few of our favorite things

Lucy loves Little House on the Prairie.  She loves to pretend that she is either Mary or Laura. She calls me Ma, her Daddy Pa and Everett Jack (that’s the name of the dog). So imagine her delight when we found these hats at a yard sale on the other mission base close by. “Laura”…

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…