Fixings

This is inside the control box of a custom made (by our tech team in MZ) highly efficient variable speed 12V fan. This one recently stopped variabling. Thankfully I grew up in the Nintendo cartridge era so I was able to fix this with the blowing-on-it method. Good as new.

Driving it Home

At our Friday morning Bible Study we were talking about Colossians 2:6-15. One of the main points of discussion was this: Jesus, not tradition or worldly philosophy, is our source for wisdom and knowledge. I shared with our group that, in America, we often get distracted from God’s truth or deceived by worldly “knowledge” and…

Training

From left to right above are Wati, Api and Terry, some of the usual suspects. They walked up to the airstrip Monday to see us off for the week.  Not only do they help me as I’m translating chapters of the Bible, but I’m also working with all of them hoping they will develop into…

R&R

We flew out of Menya Monday for our annual conference. But on the way we had a couple of days of rest and relaxation at a “resort”–missionary style. (A place with a pint-sized pool.)

Lucy’s Menya Birthday

Lucy is a social butterfly regardless of culture. We have always done birthday parties with just our family and the Chappells, but decided this year it would be fun for Lucy to have a friend birthday party since she loves her Menya friends so much. Celebrating birthdays is not something folks in PNG do (most…

Breaking the Law

After we explained the gospel back in the spring, one of our first tasks was helping our new believers understand the purpose and role of Israel’s law. Since long before we arrived ‘religion’ meant one thing in Menya: legalism. I decided Sunday was a good time for a lesson aimed directly at the issue…