Hey to all our co-runners in this race We all have our favorite books in the Bible. I never saw Hebrews as one of mine…One that I don’t necessarily spend lots of time in… and never thought that God would let me camp in this book for the last 4 months. Hebrews 12:1… Therefore, since […]
Recently I had the opportunity to visit the Mamusi Church and complete a Mature Church Evaluation we started a while back. Here is a clip that gives you guys a bit of an idea of what we have done. These evaluations help us determine areas that the church has needs in, and then help us […]
It’s been too long since I last wrote. So, my thoughts and memories are messy. I wanted to write shortly after Naomi left for the US in August. I had lots to say then. But I did not. Then I thought Christmas is a good time for a newsletter. Again- nothing. Now I catch myself […]
I start by saying a BIG THANK YOU to you guys for your help and supporting us as we are working here in Papua New guinea! I am sharing this news with you today because there is NO WAY how we could ever do what we have done, this past year and years if it was not […]
We appreciate the opportunity we have to train national leaders to answer the great commission of planting Gods Church.
I start by saying a BIG THANK YOU to you guys for your help and supporting the Mengen Work in New Britain! Through God’s Grace He has planted His church and He is growing His church! Why are we still here? During one of our recent trips I was reminded of our calling by the following words […]
Hi Friends We have been back in PNG for about 3 months now, and it’s about time to give a quick update about what’s been happening. Marie will be working on some personal news, and I will share a bit of a ministry update with you all. Reunited with coworkers –Since we have been back, […]
And just like that, 365 sleeps in South Africa is over…well almost… 5 days to go before we GO! this was our third furlough since we left for PNG in 2007 and it was by far our best one yet!!! I want to mention 4 things that stood out for us as we reflect over […]
HI FRIENDS We are getting ready to go back to Papua New Guinea soon, and I thought it would be good to give you guys a bit of information on what our plans look like for the next term. A term would mean about 2 years for us, as we are needing to settle Naomi […]
Thanks so much for praying and supporting us over the years. Here is a clip of some of the Mengen believers.
Here we are again, 50 days before we leave for our HOME in Papua New Guinea! Are we super busy, excited and a little frazzled? Yes, Yes, Yes! We have throughout the year tried to pace ourselves and make the best of each opportunity, tried to spread out our appointments so that no bottle neck happens […]
The Mengen church was born in 2009; ten years later, the translation of Scripture is nearly complete, and the three churches are reaching out. But they lack resources for literacy kits, Bible lessons and Bibles. The Mengen believers do want to take advantage of opportunities to take God’s Word to more distant villages, some of […]
In these days I got the sad news that another Mengen believer has passed away. He and his family are very precious to me. When we moved into the area in 2009, this family was the first to open their hearts and home to me and Marie. It’s very very hard for me, as they have become my family! I would want to be there with them. I would want to spend a few days with them, standing at their backs! But this is God’s plan for me for now.
As you know we are not working among the Mengen on our own! We are part of a much larger team. It all starts back here at home and stretches all the way to where we are working. And each link is vital. Check out this blog, and see how you can be part of this chain reaching the Mengen.
Before we enter any people group, we first conduct different surveys. We thus first visit specific people groups who often invite us to come and live amongst them, to help us evaluate what the need is and to present to them the purpose of what we are wanting to come and do. Last year I […]