Often there are certain truths we know about the Lord in our head. We’ve learned about His faithfulness and His sufficiency and can give a textbook answer for what the Lord is like and what He’s done for us. But the times when the Lord allows us to wade through challenges in our lives give […]
Last Friday the new NTM Kodiak airplane once again landed on the grass airstrip a few hundred yards from our house here in Amdu. Our boys knew that the plane was bringing two of our NTM language consultants who would evaluate us in our understanding of the Amdu language and culture. What they didn’t know […]
Amdu received the distinction of being the first grass airstrip in PNG on which the new Kodiak landed. It was an exciting day! Please pray for our pilots as they learn the ins and outs of flying a new plane.
Some of you may remember a while back that we were asking you to pray that the Lord would provide the funds for a Kodiak airplane to be used by NTM in Papua New Guinea. We are excited to share with you that not only did the Lord provide a Kodiak, He provided three!!! The […]
We knew it was just a matter of time. We had hacked down the dense jungle undergrowth and cleared a nice plot for our “school” garden. We planted lots of sweet potato shoots as well as corn, beans, squash (called pumpkin here), sugar cane and taro. Despite the drought that has been affecting all of […]
A plane landing in Amdu is usually a big deal. Everyone comes out of the woodwork to see who or what is on the plane. When the plane is one of our NTM pilots bringing us a load of supplies, it is especially exciting for us. Usually we only have a flight every 2 or […]
It started raining in the middle of the night and it’s still raining – more than 3 inches so far! We don’t know yet what long term affect this time of drought will have on the Amdu people. They have experienced several weeks of drought and their gardens have been affected significantly.
We live in the mountains. While the airstrip in our village is relatively flat, going just about anywhere else requires a hike up or down a hill or mountain. The other villages in the Amdu language group are scattered throughout the surrounding mountains – some at a higher elevation and some lower. I recently took […]
Everything about life here in Amdu is a learning experience. We learn something new (or most often many things) every day. Sometimes it feels like we can’t fit much more new information into our brains! We feel in over our heads and have to constantly depend on the Lord for strength and wisdom. That’s a […]
When you think of a garden, you most likely picture a rectangular or square plot of ground, nicely plowed and planted with straight rows of various vegetables. Each row might even have a little sign at the end denoting what is growing there. Our Amdu friends have gardens, but they probably don’t look anything like […]