Photo Friday

This week featured pastor training with nearly thirty pastors and a visit from our friend, Jim Bliffen.  Jim, who pastored in the States for many years, and his wife, Joni, are missionaries with Pioneer Bible Translators in the coastal city of Madang. We were privileged to have him travel up to the “cold” mountains of … More Photo Friday

Striving Side By Side For the Faith of the Gospel

We currently partner with New Life Mission, a group of churches in Goroka composed entirely of Papua New Guineans. In August of this year, a couple of the New Life Mission pastors approached me and expressed their desire for Bible training. These are hard working men with families who survive on whatever comes from their … More Striving Side By Side For the Faith of the Gospel

October Update

We have been in PNG for ten months now, and our knowledge of local language and culture is beginning to reach a point where we feel like we can actually minister to people without making quite as many mistakes as we did at first. We still commit plenty of cultural blunders, but these missteps will … More October Update

Life in Sogomi

Since our last update, we have been busy settling back into our house just outside the mountain town of Goroka, located in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Villages surround us on all sides, and our neighbors are Papua New Guineans. Sogomi is the name of the group of villages where we live. … More Life in Sogomi

Fifteen Pieces Of Silver, Five Bushels Of Barley, and a Measure Of Wine

“What do you think about divorce and remarriage? Is this a good thing or not?”  This was the start of a conversation about divorce and polygamy in the Papua New Guinea church. This young pastor, Abel, wanted to stori about how to handle situations like this in his church. I am grossly under qualified to … More Fifteen Pieces Of Silver, Five Bushels Of Barley, and a Measure Of Wine