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Burton Family – June 2017

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.

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Burton Family – April 2017

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!

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Burton Family – February 2017

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.

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Burton Family – January 2017

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

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October – Important Development and Decision for our Ministry

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

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Burton Family – March 2016

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

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Burton Family Newsletter – December 2015

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.

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