After many years of heavy use our deep-cycle batteries were no longer holding a charge. Since we rely on these to run our home and the computers that we use for translation there was an urgent need to get them replaced. The Lord provided for this need through two special financial gifts that were just in time to get the new batteries and include them on the last scheduled mission shipment for quite some time. The batteries have arrived in country and were flown in on our mission aircraft. We thank the Lord for His faithfulness and those who partner with us financially so we can live in this isolated place as ambassadors for Christ.
June was our 20th anniversary of coming to PNG. We have seen things change over the years and a recent change that we are enjoying is internet access out here in the bush. After being separated from family for so long and with such limited communication available it’s been a blessing to keep in better touch with our families and especially with Esther and Simon via Skype. While that is a welcome change what has really excited us as we look back over our years in PNG is the change that has taken place among the Simbari people. God is building His church (Eph. 2:20-21) and we’ve had the privilege of seeing lives changed as Simbari believers follow Christ and obey His Word. We thank God for graciously allowing us to serve Him here in PNG these last twenty years.