I met Iteve when I taught him in 9th Grade at a local High School. Today he is a grandfather, but he is much more than that. He is a servant of God and has touched countless lives around Papua New Guinea.
Dear friends and family Well finally it is signed and sealed. We now have travel/medical evacuation insurance until July 2020. It was a bit of a shock getting the email saying that they couldn’t provide insurance after the 25th of July. Then not being able to find another company that would provide insurance for peopleContinue reading July 13, 2019
Gaining and Losing Katies Dear friends, The theme of this season for the Burleson family has been “Big Life Changes,” and that continues to be the case this summer as well. First, on May 23, Katie graduated from Numonohi Christian Academy in a beautiful, God-honoring ceremony. We are so proud of all that God hasContinue reading Quarterly update – July 2019
What happened to June??? Yet another proof – the days may drag but the weeks, months, years fly by.
Dear family and friends, Greetings in the Name of Jesus! Last week we had 3 visitors from a very special church in Pennsylvania. Brad took them over to our mission headquarters for a tour. They viewed a video of what God is doing around the world as missionaries learn language and culture, teach people toContinue reading July 2019
Dear ones, Summer has finally arrived! As we were working out in the yard on Saturday and shirts soaked with sweat we felt like we back in Asia Pacific! Having spent so much time in Asia Pacific we have come to enjoy the heat much more than the Nebraska “cold” – ha. With this letterContinue reading July 2019
Matthew 14.25-33 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him…they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately he spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I. Have no fear.” And Peter answeredContinue reading July 2019
Blessed summer to you! I love the longer daylight hours, more time at home, hanging out with work crews at IBC, and interacting with students still living at IBC while they continue working. God has blessed me with opportunity to backpack twice recently. I also have two weeks off right now so am working feverishlyContinue reading July 2019
Dear Team Members, Greetings in our Savior’s Precious Name!!!! June has been a MIXED BAG for us!!! The good news is that we thank you for your PRAYERS for the tests done to make sure my cancer had not spread! All the scans and blood work showed no sign of cancer for which we areContinue reading July 2019
Thank You for letting us share our IBC story with you… A glimpse of our past My name is Luckie, my wife is Lanora, and our children are Camron and Madison. I am full Navajo and grew up and went to school on the Navajo Reservation in Gray Mountain and Flagstaff, Arizona.
Thank you so much for your love, prayers and gifts! We are deeply grateful for your part in reaching the Hewa people with the love of Jesus. Thank you!
Dear Friends, Thanks so much for your prayers! I have another request to add to your list. I just found out that Mount Ulawun, the big volcano near our village in PNG is currently erupting!! The last time it did this was in 2001 just before Keri and I joined the team. We have heardContinue reading June 26, 2019
The Indian Bible College just wrapped up an amazing school year! Here are a few of the highlights: Four Native Americans leaders joined the staff. We had more full-time, on-campus students (35) than ever before. IBC graduated more students with bachelor’s degrees than ever before in one year—all of whom were leading discipleship groups ofContinue reading June 2019
Dear family and friends Well, so much has happened up at Koropa in the last couple of weeks. Tuesday the 11th I took two of the workers from Sobega up to Koropa to cut down a tree that was leaning over our house. I wasn’t too worried about it while it was alive but someoneContinue reading June 23, 2019
Greetings All, It is hard to believe this is already the first day of summer…..seems like just a couple of weeks ago I was getting home from Asia Pacific! School break just started for our school kids in Asia Pacific so they have all headed home for the short summer break which only lasts forContinue reading June 2019
Have you ever prayed for something for a very long time just waiting for an answer? Well, after five years we are seeing prayers answered for our Chihuahua airstrip base! This is where we have a hanger already, but due to a lapsed registration we have not been able to use it. Because we areContinue reading June 2019
Watch a Pacific Mission Aviation rescue operation to a modern outrigger canoe that had capsized 400 miles from Yap, where the Collins are working!
Dear family and friends, We are well into the dry season now. Dust instead of mud. I’m not sure which is the best, though I think the dust might just win out. Wendy’s sister-in-law’s ‘sorry’ mumu went well. Wendy came up with Nate and Elizabeth Claasen and their three boys. They had a wonderful timeContinue reading June 2019
Dear Team Members, WOW, Summer has hit us like a brick! It has already been up to 99 degrees with a heat index of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit! SOOOO PLEASED FOR AIR-CONDITIONING!!!!!
Thanks be to God for His blessings on IBC! Thank you to those of you who prayed for our many end-of-the-year events. First was the annual Spring Recital. All six piano and voice students did well.
Dear Friends, Thanks so much for your prayers! I am thrilled to announce that the Mengen New Testament is in its final stages at long last!! Right now, it is at our mission headquarters where a couple of people will be working to get it typeset (making it look like a Bible!) Then it willContinue reading June 2019
Dear Faithful Supporters, Today I was in a meeting with the new Governor of Yap and was explaining to him how our organization works. I explained how we as missionaries are able to live here in this country and help the people here only because we have supporters back home who faithfully give to supportContinue reading May 2019
Dear family and friends Well, it is good to be back into the work. Wednesday the 15th I went up but nobody came for the lesson that night, which is understandable since it had been a while since I had been up there and they didn’t know that I was back. Thursday night there wasContinue reading May 24, 2019
Spring Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt, Thank you so much for your faithful prayer about our ministry. Thank you also for your promise of support that we trust will carry us through until October. The mission will allow retirees to receive some additional funds to purchase furniture and a vehicle. However, those funds mustContinue reading May 2019
Dear friends, Wow, I left for Asia Pacific during a cold March but have returned home to a beautiful Spring! Even though it was still cold here in the USA there was no lack of warm weather in Asia Pacific as it was very hot. There is always an acclimation adjustment when I go overContinue reading May 13, 2019