We had the amazing privilege on August 26th to attend our first Bible dedication. If you remember our first term here when we were finishing our language study we chose to do a bush orientation. To live out in a tribal location for 6 weeks. We spent our orientation in Dom! When we heard that […]
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!
You may not have read about it in the paper, or heard about it on the evening news, but history was made recently. The first-ever Iski literacy class just graduated its first students! That’s right, for the first time in HUMAN HISTORY, a mixed group of Iski men, women, and children were able to stand […]
The other day, we had a bit of a shindig in our village, celebrating the graduation of our first Iski literacy class. It was a fun time. The people did mini-dramas depicting different Iski historical moments, they had singing groups perform songs they had written especially for the occasion, there were speeches, there was food, […]
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. John 15:4 The Dinangat Church A few weeks ago we heard the sad news that several believers from the second Dinangat church in T. listened to […]
We recently received an audio recording from a Simbari believer named Ellen. She was full of emotion as she shared these words which we just finished translating from Simbari into English. My name is Ellen and I’m going to share my testimony with you. Very good. When I was young and my mother and father […]
What DID NOT lead us to choose this location is its available cell phone signal (or, lack thereof). I know that a poor ...
I, Sean, travelled by car, airplane and helicopter over the course of a couple of hours and I arrived in a village where I spent four nights with the Aziana tribe. This tribe is unlike the other tribes I have visited since being in Papua New Guinea. This tribe no longer has missionaries living amongst […]
Often, I’m left feeling like the jungle’s biggest nincompoop. Like today, for instance, when I was walking through the bush behind one of my Iski friends. I miss-stepped and ended up in swamp muck up to my belt loops, while my barefooted friend and his 4-year old kid walked along like they were strolling through […]
We built a little fire pit under our house a few weeks ago (remember, our house is on stilts varying 8-14 feet off the ground). It’s been a nice way to have some fun, relaxed family time on the weekends, as well as be a teaching opportunity for the boys about fire safety. Sometimes we’ll […]