Church in PNG Part II

As we spend time with nationals in Papua New Guinea and with missionaries who have been engaged in the discipleship process for decades, we see the consequences of not completing the task that Jesus gave to his own disciples. We see the results of groups coming to Papua New Guinea as missionaries, but not making disciples. There may be many factors that contribute to this failure, but a few are obvious and easy to identify.

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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…