After a total of 32 hours on an airplane and time spent in 6 different airports we have arrived in Papua New Guinea! We arrived just in time to take part in the annual conference here in the islands region with fellow missionaries. It was a great time to get plugged back into life here and get ready to head back into the tribe. Our girls loved seeing their friends again and have already tried to forsake the use of their shoes. Following that we had the opportunity to sit in on a Church Planting Seminar…what a great kick-start to get us fired up again for the work God is doing among the Patpatar!
We now have one more flight, truck ride, and boat ride to get back to the tribe. In the next few days we will be on our final leg of the journey, gathering supplies for the next few months and getting settled into our home in the village.
In just our short time away from the States we have already experienced a hospital visit, humidity damaged equipment, a pig roast, nights of summer heat without AC, days of rain, fresh papaya and bananas, and much more.
Thank you so much for helping get us back here! It was good to see many of you and spend time with you, but we are glad you were also willing to say “good-bye.” Many of you have prayed for us and for our journey. Many of you have also given financially toward our ministry, which has helped raise our support level from as low as 55% of the recommended level a few months ago to over 70% now. We continue to covet your prayers, encouragement, and gifts.
Thanks for taking this journey with us. Next time we write, Lord willing, it will be from the village!
Continuing on the journey,
Fact – Where do you keep your children’s chewable vitamins? We have to keep them in the fridge because of the humidity. Left in the cupboard they absorb the moisture and either melt away or swell up to nearly 3x’s their size! Want to be a part of our journey without the humidity? You can get on our team by praying for us and becoming a regular supporter. Check out our blog for more information.