What We Are In For

We are really excited to be committed to going into Menya. At the same time it is daunting to think about the task ahead of us. The Menyan language is part of the “Angan Family” of languages which have taken missionaries typically five to ten years to learn (if at all.) Here is a description…

Conference

Sorry we haven’t posted in a while.  We have been crazy busy!  Here is part of the reason why. This weekend was our annual conference. This is a time for all of the NTM missionaries in our area (There are three different areas in PNG) who live in the bush to come out here to…

Saturday Night Creation

I’m reading a book loaned to me by an old-timer entitled Adam with Arrows (1953), about the first contact by the white Australian administration with the natives of the Menya area. Twenty pages in I’ve already read about sorcery, tribal raiding parties, and cannibalism.

Plan B

  Since we missed our chance to get into Menya, we have a new plan. Rather than flying into Menya with the Walkers to spend some time with Wes, we are going to fly Wes and his son out here to see us. The downside is that Elizabeth and Katie won’t get to see Menya…

In Response to Ryan

  About the COC guys, Ryan asked: So, what do these guys do for church… do they have the bible in their language? With that in mind, is their only language Pidgin, or do they have a tribal language they prefer to speak when they aren’t talking to you? I’ll answer these questions in order…

COC Revisited

  Yesterday I visited the COC break room to show the guys the video I made of them. It was fun to see their excitement–for most of them the first time they have seen themselves on video. It was also neat to see how they all reacted with affirmative nods whenever anyone on the video…

Disappointment

  Unfortunately, we won’t be flying on this ride any time soon. It hasn’t been repaired within the window of time that would have allowed us to fly into Menya and so we will have to come up with a new plan–that’s life in PNG. As many of you know, this is not our first…