The school put out a tentative plan for this next school year. They need to scale way back. Only kids from New Tribes Mission PNG will be able to come to school. No ABWE, MAF, or other missionary families will be able to attend school through 10th grade due to the lack of teachers. I’m not sure this has ever been done before. If you are a teacher and would like to help with these needs, click the links below to be a part of reaching PNG with the gospel!
There are 25 tribal missionary adults heading our way. That’s amazing! Now, how are we going to support them? Besides teachers, we need builders, plumbers, maintenance staff, technical services (like bush solar and water systems), dorm parents, accountants, nurses, computer techies, managers, supply buyers, guest house managers, pilots, and airplane mechanics, to name a few. Click the link below for THREE pages of needs. Will you come?
I (Aaron) manage a team of 15 people to handle the financial, legal, lands, company registration, ERP, etc. of New Tribes Mission Papua New Guinea.
A big project that we’re working on is evaluating our ERP system to see how it can serve our needs going forward. We have to do something, we’re just not sure what yet. It seems possible that we will have a HUMONGOUS project in our future. We have nearly 400 adult missionaries in Papua New Guinea, maintain 8 centres, an aviation program with 4 aircraft, a K-12 school, a medical clinic, a dental clinic, a store, a maintenance warehouse, and administration. Whew! With all that complexity, there is MUCH to consider. Please pray for us as we determine what is the best path forward.
Stacy is going every day keeping all the needs filled at the school and around centre. This week found her in fourth-grade math, AP statistics, first-grade art, babysitting for the guest house manager, computer science, babysitting for a single dad because his wife is in the States, reading groups for 5th and 6th grades, met with a member care team taking care of our missionaries on centre, cooking granola for some of the starving single guys on centre, Bible studies… and yes, being a wife and mother. And that was only this week!
Kobe, Kiera, and Kaili
Kobe is 16. He is doing well in school and is in the middle of basketball season. He likes playing volleyball and soccer on Sundays, basketball on Thursdays, and said he would start playing floor hockey with the men once he got into 7th grade. I’m still waiting…
Kiera is 15. She loves babysitting and her friends. She is the entrepreneur and is always doing some kind of work to earn money, which is good, because she spends it, too!
Kaili is 14. She is in soccer this term and loves hanging out with friends. She also loves music and singing, which she will do in her room until her parents would like to sleep!