Hey everyone Josh here. Just thought I’d give a little re-cap of what the past few months have been like here in PNG. As many of you know we have been heavily involved in getting 3 houses built in the Kovol tribe for a new Church Planting team of three families. Currently 2 houses are finished, and the third is nearly under roof and should be finished with-in the month. Thanks for all who have been following our progress and adventures on Facebook, the comments are always an encouragement and give us something to look forward to after a hard day slogging it out in the jungle! Please pray for the wives and children of the men who have been gone for many weeks working hard to get these families in their new homes. It takes a toll on the entire team not just the ones in the candid snapshots like this one. Pray for Gods loving kindness on everyone involved and that they would feel his presence everyday and be encouraged that we have hope, unlike the Kovol folks you see in the background. But soon they too will have hope! Pray, pray, pray for these families moving into this tribe, that they would quickly learn the culture and language so they can begin teaching and translating the precious words “For God so loved the world…” It’s a privilege to serve folks like this who have answered the call of the great commission. Gods family will someday have Kovol believers because of God’s mercy and grace. Remember, PRAY for Kovol! Pray for the Stanley’s, Stous’s, and Hansen’s as they serve among these people.
Here’s a bit of a recap for 2019 and looking ahead to 2020.
194 Church Planters (including itinerant)
185 Support Workers
81 units active in church planting locations
44 Active Church Plants
3 New Testament Translation Completed
31 people currently involved in learning the tribal language and culture.
6 new Church Planting families arrived and were trained.
Two teams finished building houses this year and two are currently in housebuilding
165 students served at NCA, the school at our support center
Around 14 new units scheduled to arrive in PNG by January 2021, four on their way this January.
Three locations plan to start the Phase teaching in 2020
- Melody to have endurance for homeschooling Morgan and Hannah
- Sarah’s homework load is oppressive, pray for perseverance
- Funds to come in for Plane tickets ( $3900 of $6000 still needed)
- A relieable Mini Van for Home Assignment this June