July 2020

After nearly 40 years in Papua New Guinea struggling to understand their reasoning and logic, I’m settling in to the land of my birth to – guess what! – struggle to understand the reasoning and logic that prevails in the USA today. A simple example of common sense from the jungle: WHY, when walking alongContinue reading July 2020

June 2020

Suddenly it’s summer !!! and with it comes my switch from “Home Assignment” to serving on an “Itinerate Status.” This means I’m working full days at home on upgrading printable resources for the May River Iwam. There’s plenty to do. All our older Bible Lessons and literacy files need to be proofread and the spellingContinue reading June 2020

May 2020

As we ride out “the virus” here in the USA other countries around the world too are battling the bug. There HAVE been a few cases diagnosed in Papua New Guinea so please add the needs there to your prayers as God brings them to mind. There have been restrictions in place much like hereContinue reading May 2020

April 2020

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV — Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Interesting days we are living thru, eh! I made an early a.m. trip to Walmart the other morning thinking I’d get ahead ofContinue reading April 2020

March 2020

It’s tempting to let this be “melancholy month.” Normally at this point in past Home Assignment (HA) times I would be checking flights and purchasing tickets to return to Papua New Guinea. There would be totes to pack with their meticulously itemized customs lists of all the miscellaneous articles I’d purchased to take back toContinue reading March 2020

February 2020

Early February highlights in America seem to revolve around Groundhog Day, super bowl, State of the Union, Valentine’s Day…. For me February means TAXES. This year has been a muddle of confusion beyond all previous years. Thankfully we have home staff missionaries at our main office who serve the Lord by helping inexpert filers likeContinue reading February 2020

October 2019

Back in PNG: God is certainly at work answering our prayers for the Kaje people as Taylor & Abby Goheen, Jon & Jen Myers, and Christopher & Lilli Meyer teach the foundational truths of God’s Word to them. Remarkably the entire village continues to come to the teaching sessions – a miracle in itself asContinue reading October 2019

August 2019

Back in New Guinea: Kaje tribe: initial bible teaching will begin the 15th of August and continue for the next 4 months. 4 months ??? Yes, it takes that long to thoroughly explain in the local language the foundational truths of God’s Word, starting with an overview thru the Old Testament and the Gospels, buildingContinue reading August 2019

May 2019

Ecclesiastes 7:8 — “The conclusion of something is better than its beginning, and a patient attitude is more valuable than a proud one.” (ISV) With much longing and lamenting so ends this era of life here in Papua New Guinea. It’s certainly been the best 39+ years a person could hope to live. Though myContinue reading May 2019

April 2019

Because you prayed…. Our annual regional Conference proved to be a refreshing AND challenging time for all! Fellowship and family frivolity added to the fun. Feasting for the Soul came from passages in 2 Corinthians as 2 of our mission leaders shared that we are: Christ’s Fragrance – 2 Cor 2:14-17; His Letters — 2Continue reading April 2019

March 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

October 2018

Instead of the usual BORing “same ole, same ole” news from the life of a support missionary, this update will be a “round the region” overview of some of the people groups where our missionaries are currently working.

July 2018

Last month this timely and highly relevant note came out on the Ethnos360 weekly prayer bulletin from our mission headquarters in Sanford Florida: How does this process of discipleship work? Not quickly. It requires years of patient modeling and mentoring. Thriving Churches Need Disciplers – What does it mean to have a ‘thriving church’? AccordingContinue reading July 2018