I (Jotham) had always known I wanted to be involved in missions. My parents first visited Papua New Guinea when I was one year old, and we were on the mission field as a family by the time I was four. I was saved that same year. I remember talking with my dad about hell […]
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 […]
The “hausboi” is a Pidgen term, for a men’s house. In Mengen they call it “Giunga.” In our Mengen culture, this is a house only for men. Young boys used to leave their homes and move into the men’s house when they are between 10 – 13 years old and then they get introduces to […]
It is now 6 months since we arrived here in South Africa. And even though we long for our home back in Papua New Guinea, we can thankfully summarize by saying, “The Laureti’s are doing very well”. Those first few weeks here felt like a whirlwind… landing in JHB, some medical appointments, seeing friends and […]
Many moons ago, a nervous me, landed in our bush village between the Mengen valleys and mountains. It was only for a short visit, to meet our future co-workers and meet the Mengen friends amongst whom we would live for the next roughly 20 years of our lives. During this time I met Brus and […]
Hi Friends Marie and I have been sharing this morning about our joys and tribulations as missionaries in Papua New Guinea, and it was interesting to note, that our joys are actually our tribulations when handled correctly. One of these challenges for us was to have to raise a special needs child in our family. […]
This week marked the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in our life – Frank has begun flight training to become a helicopter pilot! Now you’re probably thinking, “wait – isn’t Frank an airplane pilot?” Let us explain: NTM Aviation uses both airplanes and helicopters around the world to support tribal church planting. Each […]
Eight tribal churches, with eight completely different languages, come together to put on a leadership conference.
Jim & Judy Burdett celebrating the New Testament bible dedication after having spent 30 years with the people of Dom, Papua New Guinea. For more on their story, check out their blog post. Dom New Testament Dedication!