“Don’t forget about their parents!”, our speaker encouraged everyone last night at our Christmas dinner, “A Tribal Bound Christmas”. He continued on, mentioning our parents (and families, friends) will have some lonely times ahead as we experience the separation.
Next year, Lord-willing, we will be sending you our Christmas greetings from Papua New Guinea! But where exactly? Hard to say! We have friends that we knew from the training center in Missouri that have learned the national language of PNG and are currently living in a tribe for several weeks to experience ‘bush life.’ They are celebrating Christmas in a very unique way this year, away from all of their family and friends.
These separations are some of the realities for tribal missionaries. But as our speaker also mentioned last night, we have counted the cost, and continue to count the cost. Being away from loved ones during special times is one of many things we’ve considered.
|“Ornaments”- each tree was filled with
opportunities to give toward
our outgoing expenses.
PRAY with us for these next 7 months. That’s right…. we’re down to 7! We are in the process of filling out paperwork. LOTS of paperwork. We are also getting medical needs addressed. And we are continually working out our packing list. We will be excited to share more specifics with you as the weeks and months fly by!