We have a house. It’s sitting in the middle of a village on a tiny island in the south pacific. From this house we will live and minister to the upwards of 20,000 Tigak people of Papua New Guinea with the hope of helping them discover who Christ is and what He has done for […]
We have such a great respect for so many of our Kuna brothers and sisters in Panama! Anelio & Silverixia are a young couple that were sent out as missionaries by their church to a village upriver. You may remember that in 2009, while returning to the village where they minister, they lost their 3 year old son […]
It’s about 8:00am and the scorching tropical sun is lighting up the banana tree’s I can see out our window. The village is still pretty quite right now and the only noise I can here is the annoying hum of our generator as it powers our fridge, charges our laptops and allows me to enjoy […]
I am dripping in sweat and have just come inside after spending over an hour doing half of our laundry- “tribal living style”. That is to say I just used a twin tub washer for the very first time. Of course when we went through missionary training we where shown the in’s and outs of […]
A few weeks after arriving in Papua New Guinea, I was asked by one of our regional field leaders, Jan Wols (first name pronounced “yon”) to accompany him trip into a remote village (South Lamogai). He and his family along with another family had been a part of reaching and helping establish a church in […]
“Bush” is what we call the remote jungle locations that are all over Papua New Guinea. Yesterday, Tom left on his first bush trip for 12 days. It is a very exciting opportunity for him, and he was glad to accept the invitation from one of our Orientation leaders/fellow missionary! The village that Tom and […]
Many people have asked us if we are scared to move overseas. I suppose there are a lot of ways we could answer this question. Sure, there are times we get a bit queasy at the thought of all we will face, extreme heat, threat of disease, discouragement and so on. Inevitably though, when we […]
About two years ago a young Kuna couple were sent out by their church to work as missionaries in an unreached village upriver. This was a complete miracle as God opened doors that were previously completely closed to the Gospel. In these first years of ministry in the village, Anelio & Silverixia have faced opposition […]
This is the companion testimony to the previous article, titled "I am coming to believe the Book!" and tells of the challenges and disappointments facing the Kuna missionary couple, Anelio and Silverixia.
Kuna missionaries face opposition and humiliation in a village previously closed to the Gospel. But God opens doors and begins to work in hearts!