Greetings from the wet and shaky lands of PNG.
The 3:30 AM earthquake was rather eye opening, and that’s not something you want at 3:30 AM when you’re trying to sleep. Praise the Lord there was no damage to the house or Center- none of the bottles on the spice rack fell over. However, some places were hit pretty good, so please keep the people of Enga province in your prayers.
Meanwhile, the ministry hat juggling continues as usual. Since returning in September, I’ve:
-Worked on the Customs paperwork for 18 flights
-Worked on the Customs clearances for 5 containers (including one of teaching materials), 3 smaller shipments (including a few thousand Bibles in the Bisorio language), and three vehicles.
-Was audited by PNG Customs for a shipment back in 2011
-Made three trips to Lae
-Made many trips to Goroka for mail runs.
-Dodged innumerable potholes, landslides, people, pigs, goats, and other vehicles. And safely- Praise the Lord.
-Made numerous bank payments and other transactions
-Worked on only one Medevac (thank God)
-Did some insurance stuff, but that’s dull
Coming up, we’re looking a busy few months. March and April tend to have a lot going on, with new missionary orientation (I’ve got to teach part of this), Easter, lots of meetings and other training, and another trip to Lae.
After May, it will be time for my annual Florida summer trip. The usual thing- plan is to volunteer at my Church’s Benevolence Center, while still doing a few of the PNG roles remotely.
Please note that I am available to talk to your Church or Sunday School class about missionary work or life in PNG.
Finally, please keep my Dad in your prayers- he hurt his back and will need surgery.