For several years now (dating back to our time in the New Tribes training in Jersey Shore, PA and then also in Missouri) we have been asking the Lord to provide a good team for us to join in this effort to take the Gospel to a tribe of people who are still unreached.
We are very joyful, thankful and praising the Lord that He has recently answered that prayer!!! We know many of you were praying for us specifically over the past several weeks as the Hatton and Parry families traveled to our center in the Madang region for more concentrated meetings to determine if our families should form a team together. Thank you very much! We had many full days of spending lots of time together as families, eating meals together and having important discussions on topics that often tend to cause problems on teams. In general, we enjoyed time to just get to know each other better. By the end of the 9 days, we were all confident that the Lord was leading us to work together! Please praise the Lord with us for His direction!
Please continue to pray for us as we move ahead as a team. What’s next? Since we live in different parts of PNG, the next major hurdle is figuring out a time and place when we can get together again to talk about team strategy and make plans for moving into a tribe. The big decision that we need to make is regarding the tribal group in which to locate!! The needs that remain in this country are great and we need the Lord’s wisdom as we narrow down the choices. We’ll keep you updated as things progress.