A big name is a big deal in PNG. Giving someone a big name is like praising them, or affirming their status in the community. To “down” someone’s name is to slander them and hurt their reputation. Nobody likes that. In Pal, they say, “Muni ngongo epc toalogo.” (“We will make his name big.”) This […]
Last month Chris took a short trip into the village to see how things were going. He was encouraged that, for the most part, things are carrying on fine. The community has plans to build a new church/school building with a tin roof, so Chris helped them organize the transport of the sheets of tin, […]
The kids’ summer vacation is dwindling. Friends are returning from trips to their home countries, PE uniforms are being handed down to the next sibling, pages are being ripped from last year’s notebooks so they can be used this year, and the days of sleeping in are numbered. I have been working on getting my […]
We are Chris and Maggie Hostetter and we are missionaries with New Tribes Mission and our calling is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the unreached peoples of Papua New Guinea. We have spent the last four years with the Pal people.