Dear ones,

It seems strange to be writing 2014 already. Life continues.

We had a quiet Christmas with our co-workers, Wade and Deanne Ebersole. Sure missed our kids and grandkids.

It’s a good thing you are not at our house this week. It looks like a cyclone hit it. With the help of Nathan, a young man from the community, we managed to move things and pull up all the carpets and get them shampooed. Do you know what happens to a cluttered room when you remove the carpet? Everything gets piled up and shifted around. I’m afraid that’s how we welcomed in the New Year. It is slowly getting back to order, but it has helped us decide what to keep and what to liquidate.


We have a break coming up in the coastal city of Lae this month. Then I (Jim) will be flying to the capital, Port Moresby, to introduce Wade to as many contacts as I can during January 23 to 30. Then February 5-18 Wade and I will be teaching a group of pastors in the Sepik Province. We were told that 40 are registered so far. Pray for both these trips.

Course 2 and 3 of our simple English Bible lessons should arrive in Lae the middle of this month. And we also hope to send the first 2 of 5 volumes of Course 4 off to be printed soon. It’s my last translation project for this term.

As most of you know, we will be heading for home assignment mid-March. Our granddaughter, Grace 23, will be coming to visit us and then we’ll travel back together.

The Lord has provided housing in MI and SC for us and a car to drive. We hope to do a lot of traveling and see many of you this time.

Thank you for prayers through another year.

Love in Christ,

Jim & Kathy Tanner