Dear Friends, Well, this weekend was the date we were hoping to fly to Papua New Guinea for the Mengen Bible dedication. However, a few months ago, things began to change. Of course, there have been a lot of complications because of the coronavirus and the travel ban etc. However, we are also seeing someContinue reading June 2020
Dear Friends, How do I summarize 26+ years of ministry? I remember being in Bible School and trying to think of a catchy “title” for my prayer letters. Finally, I decided to go with ‘Guided by His Hand’ and that is truly how this journey has been for me. Every step of the way IContinue reading April 2020
Dear Friends, Well, life is sure interesting these days, isn’t it?!! I went grocery shopping on a Saturday morning and nearly got run over by people stocking up on all kinds of things!! Lots of stress and worry on people’s faces as the threat of the coronavirus looms over the entire world. At the moment,Continue reading March 2020
Dear Friends, I can hardly believe that we’re at the end of February already and Spring is just around the corner! The last few months have flown by quickly and I am really enjoying this new phase of life. It is nice to have a regular schedule for the first time since I was inContinue reading February 2020
Dear Friends, ESL Well, we are into 2020, and what a month it has been!! A few weeks ago, I started a part-time job tutoring English as a second language. It has been a huge learning curve, but very enjoyable also. The Lord’s plan in all of this has been amazing as the job willContinue reading January-February 2020
FOR unto us a Child is born. UNTO us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, PRINCE OF PEACE. Isaiah 9:6
Dear Friends, Winter is finally here! Today we woke up to a chilly layer of snow on the ground and I guess we won’t be seeing green grass here for another 6 months! Although I’m not a fan of ice and snow, I love Christmas and the change of seasons and all the different shadesContinue reading November 2019
Dear Friends, It’s here!! Yesterday I received a copy of the Mengen New Testament in the mail!! It has a nice shiny red cover and is about 700 pages thick. It was an exciting day for me to see the culmination of 15 years’ worth of work finally come to fruition.
It is with great joy that I can tell you that the Mengen New Testament is now completely finished and is on its way to the printers! Our faithful and loving Father has had His hand on the Mengen work from the very beginning and we give Him all glory, honor and praise!!
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
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
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 Friends, Greetings from Canada! Just about 12 days ago I started my rugged journey around the world. For my first 2 flights, I was able to travel with friends from Hoskins which was a special gift from the Lord! Nice to have someone to visit with for a long day of flying. We partedContinue reading Late April 2019
Dear Friends, There is so much to be grateful for these days! Mostly, thank you so much for your faithful prayers. Many have written over the last couple of days and said that they were praying faithfully for the translation check that my Mengen helpers were doing along with our mission translation consultants. “He whoContinue reading March 30, 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
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, 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
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!
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
Dear Friends, In just a few days I’ll be returning to Papua New Guinea!! The goal of this trip is to finalize 4 books of the New Testament (Matthew, John, Hebrews and Revelation). It will take 4 weeks to work our way through 2657 verses. A mammoth and exhausting task. I will also be workingContinue reading January 2019
What a year it has been! The Lord has blessed and protected and gone before me every step of the way! I am so thankful that the King of Kings came from heaven as a baby and lived and died to save me from my sins. Hallelujah, what a Savior.
Dar Friends, Thanks so much for your prayers! I am happy to report that my visa for Papua New Guinea has arrived and my passport is back in my hands once again! What a relief!! The same day as my visa arrived, I was able to purchase tickets. I keep marvelling at the Lord’s provision.Continue reading November 2018
Dear Friends, Thanks so much for your prayers. Hard to believe that my busy summer is over and now we’re into October. Crazy how time flies. In the past few weeks, we have had 5+ snowfalls bringing us chilly temperature and definitely wintery conditions. Thankfully the snow has melted off each time and amazingly, aContinue reading October 2018
Dear Friends, Whew, the summer has flown by so quickly. The past few months have been exciting and busy. The definite highlight of the past month has been having my sister and her family here for 2 weeks! Such a precious time. I hadn’t seen them in almost 2 years and it was really special.Continue reading August 27, 2018