Thank you so much for your love, prayers and gifts! We are deeply grateful for your partnership with us in reaching the Hewa tribal people with the love of Jesus. Thank you!
We finished our required quarantine period here in PNG and have moved into a rental house at the mission center near the town of Goroka. We are thankful for a comfortable house and furnishings and that it also has a great downstairs office space that has allowed us to quickly return to work with Hewa translation and lesson preparation.
Mikenna has been able to successfully transition into the Christian school here and is already making many friends. This week we received her mid-term report from her teachers and it looks like she is adjusting great.
We were happy to re-unite with two Hewa young men who have moved out of Hewa in order to continue their education (pictured above). Eyaka (center) is now in the 11th grade and Niki is in 5th. We are super proud of their continued progress and are very happy they are living close enough that we will be able to see them each week. You may remember Eyaka’s name from the book, Canopy of Darkness, as he was the most faithful boy to help us learn the Hewa language back in our early days, and was later one of the first to trust Christ for forgiveness and a relationship with his Creator.
I have been able to schedule my first flight into Hewa for September 14 and will plan to stay there long enough for Susan and Mikenna to come join me on Mikenna’s first school break in October. We are eagerly looking forward to being back with our Hewa friends and continuing with ministry. I have been able to write lessons to teach First and Second Peter so my hope is to teach those books together with the Hewa elders and then to also continue with translation of the New Testament. Please pray for wonderful discipleship opportunities and that the believers will eagerly soak in the truths of 1&2 Peter.
Thank you for your love and prayers,
Jonathan, Susan & Mikenna