August 2019

Dear friends and family We have come to end of our break but the last few days we have both been ill with some kind of gastric bug ☹. Now Wendy has come down with a virus. Anyway, we are glad it happened on our break 😐.

July 29, 2019

Dear friends and family We enjoyed a visit from Travis who is a professional photographer from the US. On the 16th he took photos of us and did an interview with Wendy. Then on the 17th I took him up to Koropa in the morning and the people just happened to be cooking a mumu.Continue reading July 29, 2019

July 13, 2019

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

June 23, 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

June 2019

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

May 2019

Dear friends and family Yes, we are really back here in PNG. David received the ‘all clear’ from the doctors in Australia so we are ready to roll again as soon as we have a few days R&R to recharge our batteries. It has been stressful the last few months changing back and forth betweenContinue reading May 2019

April 6, 2019

Dear friends, We have completed the introductory section of Romans where Paul introduces himself, greets the Roman Christians and gives an introduction to the gospel he preaches. There is a lot of interest in the teaching right now which is a bit frustrating as I am teaching believers and when people come in who haven’tContinue reading April 6, 2019

Late February 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

November 2018

Dear family and friends In the last two weeks we have been going through the story of Cornelius. Last week we looked at how he and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. But Cornelius did not know Jesus. I asked them ifContinue reading November 2018

August 24, 2018

Dear friends and family Last week I started teaching in Acts. Thursday morning only two came, then Robert and Ekesue came that night with Ableso so we had the lesson again. Friday morning there was only Sevis, Robert and Papaso. So, that was three times I taught that lesson. It was one of those weeks.Continue reading August 24, 2018

June 27, 2018

Dear friends and family The start of phase 2 at Koropa got off to a slow start. Tuesday afternoon the village was deserted and no one came that night. I was a bit discouraged and wondered if anyone was going to come this week.