May 2022

Dear friends, It’s Sunday morning. You arrive at church and are likely met at the door by a team of greeters, welcoming you to the service. You probably enter into a nicely carpeted sanctuary complete with padded pews. You’ll sit with your husband & family or friends. Piano / organ music, or maybe guitars, drumsContinue reading May 2022

March 2022

“Infrastructure” is a term thrown around rather freely in the USA these days. Consider: Would we rather be traipsing across a bridge (pictured above) in Lembena land in PNG? Such pictures give us glimpses into their daily grind and hopefully, put our life here in a more true perspective. And hopefully, too, it serves toContinue reading March 2022

January 2022

As promised, this month’s news shares details of the believers’ conference, held in late 2021 in the upper Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea. Christians from 6 different people groups where our missionaries formerly worked gathered in the Siawi tribe. Since the local Christians are now overseeing their own village churches, these times togetherContinue reading January 2022

December 2021

News from Papua New Guinea: Urgent need for prayer: Here is a prayer request from missionaries serving in PNG: The church among the Mibu people group of Papua New Guinea is calling on brothers and sisters around the world to PRAY. Established in 2006, the church in Mibu has grown and matured through many trialsContinue reading December 2021

April 2021

Prayers needed for Papua New Guinea! While Covid is seeming to maybe perhaps be coming under control here in the USA, it’s only just taking root in Papua New Guinea. Strict limitation on people coming into the country kept the case numbers manageably low – until now. Public news outlets say the past month sawContinue reading April 2021

February 2021

Some Highlights for Praise and Prayer from Papua New Guinea: Lembena: A recent update from Adam and Anna Ferguson (Co-workers Jason & Tami Hughes and Micah & Laura Myers) in the Lembena language group brought back stark memories from my May River days.

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