What I saw there exceeded my expectations. Without a doubt, God is doing a work in Wipim through Pastor Arusa, his leadership team, and the continuing work amongst the Wipi tribe. Previously I spoke to Arusa via text and gave those reports through the prayer letter but to see the results first hand was even better than how Arusa described it. As you have supported us through prayer and finances, God has born fruit to your account – not through us, but according to His own purpose and grace.
So, she said to Beth, “When are you going to purchase those chairs for the table?” To which Beth replied, “Well, I want to get a dog first and, besides, you don’t even sit at the table!” Abby, perplexed, stated, “Beth, I can’t sit at the table – it has no chairs! Buy the chairs before the dog so I can sit down at it!” Roommates and sisters! Love it!
Amy and I are often asked when visiting a church or friends if we have any needs. Because there are many good missionaries with many needs, we are careful of what we ask. Relocating from the Western Province bush of Wipim to the island Bougainville Province will mean significant expenses, as we essentially will be starting over. So, that is our most challenging need and we are actively saving for it.
To view or Print in PDF click link >>>>>>> January 2017 Romans 5:20b – Not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation… Many religions call themselves “Christian” and in Bougainville Province of Papua New Guinea there are many who claim the name. However, many of those are not Christian by the biblical definition. Rather, they are trusting in family, church
To read or Print in PDF click link >>>>>> October Prayer Letter “Assuredly gathering the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.”- Acts 16:10c Announcing an important development and decision for our ministry! But, first, a brief summary of how we got to this point… Back in 2013, we came to Wipim in the remote region of the Western Province
To view or print in PDF – click link >>>>> August 2016 Newsletter “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,” Phil. 1:3 The call for Paul and company to come and help those in Macedonia always rings true in the heart of a missionary and those with a heart for missions. We had a couple, who have such a heart, come
With Abby, Drew, and Beth coming over this month for Amy’s birthday all the kids were talking and of course Beth having moved to live where the winter is long and cold was now excited to get to see some sun in Australia.
To Print or view in PDF – Please click link >>>>>> April 2016 Prayer Letter Proverbs 15:30b – “A good report maketh the bones fat …” In the beginning of February we repaired the Polaris and Amy and I started traveling to two villages we had wanted to work with. The first is Podare (po-dar-ee) and the second is Wim (weem). Both villages had fellowships
To view or print in PDF click here >>>> January 2016 Acts 14:27b – “… and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them …” In the past few months of being in Wipim Amy and I have, through our prayer letters, asked you to pray for us and the many challenges both we and the church have
They say that 25 years is the Silver Anniversary and while I could not get her silver on our missionary budget, we are planning a small get away from the bush to a city where we can talk with our children for a few days before heading back to work. I can honestly say that everyday I am thankful for a wife willing to work along side me in some of the harshest conditions on the planet.