Greetings all, I wanted to touch base with you before I get out of email contact for a couple of weeks. I have been here in the provincial capital now for a week and getting ready to leave for the eastern part of the island this afternoon. This week has been a good and profitableContinue reading March 28, 2019
Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement these last couple of weeks. I have heard from dozens of people saying that they are praying for the Mengen translation check and all that it entails. Right now we are in our most difficult days. We have finished the books of John andContinue reading March 27, 2019
Greetings all, Just to let you know that the eagle has landed and that my trip went well. We had very mild headwinds going from Denver up over Alaska and down to Tokyo which put us in to Japan an hour early. I was thankful for one less hour to have to sit on theContinue reading Late March 2019
Dear Friends, What a week it has been! Last Tuesday I was in the middle of writing an update, when I got the news that we’d be flying out that day instead of waiting till the following day. Whew, I quickly had to pull my laundry off the line and pack my bags. Thankfully myContinue reading March 23, 2019
Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your prayers for me this week. The Lord has done amazing things. Baby Evelyn: As you may remember, I asked prayer for my main translation helper’s wife who was expecting a baby! With her last delivery she had severe complications, so we were quite concerned for her. Also,Continue reading Late March 2019
Dear Friends and family, There was an improvement in attendance last week as they were all there both days. The lesson was Paul’s farewell speech to the Ephesian elders. A lot of food for thought in that passage. Paul’s concern for the believers, that they should know the whole of God’s truth. What was importantContinue reading March 15, 2019
Our race through the month of March is two-thirds over already! Most of our missionary co-worker families are here here in town as the annual testing of all home schooled students begins tomorrow. This includes a lot of evening meetings for the rest of us too, including serious stuff like security and child protection seminars,Continue reading March 2019
Dear Team Members, It is hard to BELIEVE we are well into March ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!! For over two months life has been non-stop, but we KNOW and BELIEVE our FATHER has been with us each step of the way!!!! We thank the Lord for you, and the part you have in our lives, and ministry, evenContinue reading March 2019
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!
Greetings all, In just two weeks I will be escaping the “feel like January” month of March and enter the heat and humidity of Asia Pacific. We are thankful to report that the funds have come in for this trip, reservations and tickets have been made, and now focusing on the packing list. It alwaysContinue reading March 2019
Dear friends and family, Last Wednesday night we had a small group as usual but Thursday night they were all there. I taught the story of Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica and Beria. We looked at the contrast between the attitudes of Thessalonica and Beria. In Thessalonica most of the Jews rejected Paul’s teaching but inContinue reading Late February 2019
The snow was great, but brought out a feeling of aloneness and helplessness that caught me off guard. Getting the car out of the driveway was a two-day process involving 5 hours of shoveling. But it also provided opportunity to connect with at least one neighbor, who gratefully took me out to dinner last SundayContinue reading March 2019
Dear Friends, It’s already March and my time here in Papua New Guinea is flying by! Last week my coworkers and I were able to spend some time in Lele. Because it is rainy season, it took a few attempts before the weather was clear enough for us to be able to land! Thank theContinue reading March 2019
Hello! We thought that at the writing of this letter we might be welcoming spring back into our lives but it doesn’t appear that is happening. We have had so many consecutive days of freezing cold weather that the sewer pipes at our church froze up leaving us with quite a dilema. We are hopingContinue reading February 2019
The amount of snow that fell recently in the Tri-Cities had not been seen in a very long time. As a matter of fact, it has been said that a snowstorm like this happens every 100 years. Therefore, it goes without saying that the winter weather of 2019 has been a dramatic departure from theContinue reading Winter update 2019
Dear friends and family Now that that we have the time to sit down and write a letter we would like to give you a run down on our trip to the land of Oz (Australia). Why the sudden rush down there? David has glaucoma and it is not easy to get the medication forContinue reading February 2019
I visited this place on a tall hill in the capital city of PNG, Port Moresby.
MEMORY LANE: 2018 is behind us, the year went by so quickly, and we are already in 2019; Wow! Each time I hear someone makes this comment “time flies” I would always respond “for the elect’s sake the days are shortened.” I was cleaning the office one day- and while going through some papers IContinue reading February 2019
Dear friends and ministry partners, The new semester is up and running and going well! We’ve had a total of five full-time students leave IBC over the last four months, but two new students started in January, so our full-time enrollment is 32. We seemed to be too full last semester, so this semester isContinue reading February 2019
Thank you so much for your prayers. Spring semester is off to a good start. The Christ and Culture class has been amazing. I am privileged to work with four students from four different Native nations. They have been very thoughtful and appreciative of the opportunity to study what God’s Word says about what itContinue reading February 2019
Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your prayers for me. I have now been back in PNG for 1 week and 1 day! In many ways it feels so much longer than that! Each day has been extremely busy and I have barely had time to breathe!
Hi Everyone, I appreciate so much the prayers of God’s people, my friends and family. I am home now, and I have been trying to get my computer set up and get settled so that I can write a little update for you all. I was discharged yesterday.
Mega thanks to those of you who were praying for the Youth Leaders workshop last month. 70 men and teenage boys attended and seemed to really benefit from the time of teaching, as well as having the chance to be together and interact with like-minded Christians from other language groups. It was a great opportunityContinue reading February 2019
BEYOND THANKFUL! Thank you so much for your prayers for us and the ministry God has blessed us with here in Slovakia and throughout Central Europe. You may not have noticed, but Elise has not done a good job sending out newsletters; yet, God continues to provide for us because of His unfailing love! ThanksContinue reading Winter 2019
Translation Update: Thanks so much for your prayers!! The Lord has done so much here already. After being here just a couple of days, Anton and Robert from Lele came out to help me. They have been such a blessing! They both read extremely well, so it’s nice to go through it all with noContinue reading February 2019