September 2023

Dear Friends, Returning to America after 51 years in Papua New Guinea has been quite an adjustment we call “reverse culture shock.” We are so thankful for all of you who have prayed for us and it seems like we are nearing the end of our re-entry.

July 2023

Time Moves On As we approach our 57th wedding anniversary this month, we realize how much time has moved on. The waterfall reminds us how water keeps flowing. We visited there recently and actually walked behind the falls to see the view from there.

December 2022

Our first Christmas in Papua New Guinea was in 1969 and we were up to our necks in culture shock. So many new things to observe and learn. One outstanding thing was that the people let the Christmas season come and go with no seasonal music playing, no gift-giving, no decorations, no big meals, etc.Continue reading December 2022

August 2022

We received this message this morning and want to share it with you. Jos is a faithful servant of the Lord who is assisting his missionary in translating the Old Testament. He is living in our former station and is referring to the village surrounding it.

June 2022

God’s Faithfulness March 1969 to March 2022 53 years When we gave our lives to serve the Lord, we had no idea what the future would hold, however, we did know God held the future and He could be trusted.

October 2021

How is a peanut and a missionary related? Not long before we left Papua New Guinea, a special group of people from our community came to say farewell to us. Special because they had been taught through the first three Bible lesson courses, got saved, and were now studying the epistle of Ephesians. Special becauseContinue reading October 2021

September 2021

Brain Fog the New Norm We have been back in America for just over one month now. Through the years, we have experienced jetlag many times, but this trip back, our “Transition Time” has been like jetlag for a whole month so far.

June 2021

The first Creation to Christ teaching was done here a couple of years ago. Some attended as skeptics but discovered the Word of God to be true and convincing as many got saved. That was a start. From there, the Word started going out to other areas and people are growing grace and knowledge.

May 2021

Betty sat on the wooden floor of the classroom and her eyes never left the teacher. Even when they brought her baby to be fed, she stayed focused on the teacher. Later, it was evident that God was doing a deep and lasting work in her heart. He was transforming her from darkness to light.Continue reading May 2021

April 2021

Gardens Can Wait Man can’t live by sweet potato alone! I heard a great testimony today. God’s Word has impacted a whole village and great changes are taking place.

March 2021

This young man is JayJay. He was saved a couple years ago but drifted to bad friends and practices. He thought people were gossiping about him and was driven to despair and finally took a knife and cut his own neck in an attempt at suicide.

October 15, 2020

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.

October 2020

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

May 23, 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.

April 28, 2020

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

February 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