Joy in the Midst of Mourning Jeremy was born and reared in our host village but he worked for an airline company in another province, married a girl from there, they adopted some children and had some sons of their own. We met him when he came home for holidays and vacations but never knewContinue reading January 2021
EXPLOSION OF JOY! Hi all, Just wanted to share some of the highlights of the ministry going on in our community.
We would like to introduce Roy and Elizabeth to you. They are attending Bible studies on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are a little over halfway through the evangelistic lessons, Creation to Christ.
This was an eager group of future teachers. They started arriving Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. I had the help of two teachers, Jonathan and Mark, to carry the teaching load. There were 14 people attending and we pray many of them will go back and teach their own people through the Word of God.Continue reading October 2020
Mentoring the next generation. This is my latest painting. I loved that it produced emotions in me about the older generation helping the younger and bringing the younger onboard spiritually.
THE BORDER WILL NEVER BE THE SAME A team of teachers headed out not knowing all that would lie ahead of them, but they were believing God would look after them and bear lasting fruit through His Word. They went by faith to the border of Morobe and Gulf Provinces. There were mountains to climb,Continue reading April 28, 2020
Minape and Monica Lumi are now living in the coastal town of Wewak. Minape is one of 3 men we trained to be a trainer of Bible teachers and he will be coordinating the Bible courses in East and West Sepik. They are a great couple and are loved and respected by all who knowContinue reading February 18, 2020
Releasing the Teachers The churches in the Simbu Province decided to get together to do something they’d never done before. They had a church in one area where the missionaries were absent, and they are sending the Elijah family there for 6 months until their missionary returns. The Thadias family are being sent to aContinue reading February 2020
Hi Friends, The reason for the season: Christ came to save sinners.
From Papua New Guinea Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in this country, but we have plenty to be thankful for. Margaret is a local Bible teacher (small groups) and on Saturday 6 of her students gave clear testimonies of their salvation through Christ alone. They are very thankful. Pray for their growth and wisdom for Margaret.Continue reading Thankfulness, November 2019
Her name is Evelyn and we’ve known her for about 5 years. She is one of the greatest teachers I have ever heard. And she has a mission to spread God’s Word. That combination makes her a tool in God’s hands. She was sent to re-open a small school near a mining town. There wasn’tContinue reading July 22, 2019
I met Iteve when I taught him in 9th Grade at a local High School. Today he is a grandfather, but he is much more than that. He is a servant of God and has touched countless lives around Papua New Guinea.
Hello! Some people have asked us about Ethnos360 videos. You can go to their website and see many of them. I have listed 3 below.
I visited this place on a tall hill in the capital city of PNG, Port Moresby.
Great news to end the year about the latest course taught at Green River, Papua New Guinea! A missionary retired in Australia wrote this about the course, “AWESOME.”
A few years ago, a Korean woman who manages an auto repair garage heard that one of her mechanics was a believer and teaching God’s word in a chronological order. She wanted to hear the word and invited all of her workers to join in the studies every Saturday. She and many of her workersContinue reading December 2018
A few years ago, Moses’ elder brother was killed in a tribal fight. Then his younger brother was killed a few years later in a tribal fight. His missionary asked us to protect him until the fighting stopped. He was a joy to have and a good student. He got through some courses and thenContinue reading November 2018
This conversation via messenger was this week between us and Jonnie and Josie who live in Hela Province in Papua New Guinea. They heard our evangelistic course and then attended our teachers’ training course and have never turned back. They have started a new church near their village and sent men and women for usContinue reading October 2018
July 28, 2018 We don’t get the chance very often to interview the graduates of our first course, creation to Christ. But today was a great day of hearing what God had done for 25 people ages from 8 years old to about 65. They came one at a time to tell us what theyContinue reading July 2018
We were in a remote area named Aziana. We were invited for two reasons; firstly to speak to a group of church leaders and their wives. What an earnest and eager group! What a great time in the Word.
It has been a while since we’ve sent one of these out. I (Jim) had pneumonia and then we both got a gastric bug, but we are on the mend. As you can see, this is an isolated airstrip in the Pawaia Tribe. We presently have a team of 4 teachers in there teaching CourseContinue reading May 20, 2018
One of our joys is to hear how God is using His word. Check it out.
Les Loader (right) sent this message recently from Australia:
While I am in Port Moresby I would like to buy 20 sets of the simple English Course One, Books 1 and 2 plus 5 sets of pictures.
The interest in using your material here with Aboriginal people took a large step forward today. A full-time worker with Aboriginal people here has received a copy of the books from me and has asked for extra books. He is a good man and he wants to use this material at Burketown, Australia.
A couple weeks ago, a man named Iteve came to arrange accommodations for 20 men. They wanted to get away for some time in the Word and in preparation for their upcoming baptisms. I had the chance to speak to the group and was in total awe of God’s saving grace. Most of the men had been on drugs and alcohol before they heard the Creation to Christ Bible lessons. They were the kind of people no one expected to get saved. Obviously, God had other expectations. Iteve told the men that I had taught him Bible lessons when he was in 9th Grade and that was the year he was saved. He said “Jim was an example to me, and I’m glad I got involved in a ministry early in life. Now, you should follow my example.” (He’s now a grandfather).
The invitation from the Mibu (me-boo) people group was to do a teacher’s training course in the trade language, Melanesian Pidgin English, so they could reach other people groups beyond their language borders. Other people had seen changes in their lives and they wanted to hear the message that changed them. 45 people were expected, but there were over 100 people there to observe what was going on. God used three of His faithful servants to travel 3 days in each direction. When someone mentioned there would be a 2 day hike involved, I opted out.