Madang May-July 2022 in photos

A refrain you'll hear from us often is, 'We did not plan it this way, but...' God often changes our well laid plans - and His plans are always better. We recently spent another 7 weeks in Madang to give our head of security and caretaker of the Madang logistics base a break. This allowed…

Calista turns 14

We are so pleased with Calista - she is growing into a creative, beautiful, sensitive, sweet young lady. She is learning more and more from Scripture and working hard to apply what she is learning. Calista loves reading fantasy stories, writing her own, drawing, painting, carving, listening to music, and taking macro photographs. We thank…

Trusting God

We have learned many lessons since we decided to come to PNG. One that stands out at the moment is that our trust in the Lord has grown. We use the Tok Pisin word 'hangamap' for trust here - 'hanging on', completely relying on, depending on something (or some ONE in this case!). Like how…

Double Digits for Sebastian

In August our baby turned 10! Sebastian keeps us on our toes - he lives life at full speed. He is bright, bouncy, big-hearted... We love seeing how gentle Seb is with little kids, how he confidently tells adults about PNG, how he loves helping all people around him. Please pray with us that God…

Calista turns 13

Our beautiful girl is 13! We are enjoying our arty girl so much - it is such a joy watching her mature in her understanding and application of Scripture. Her favourite things are still people, animals, snorkelling and art - all kinds of art. Recently, she even added woodwork to her list... Calista had a…

South Africa 2021 in pictures

We left the village in February - and it took a few weeks, seven flights and two covid tests each to get from Mawerero to South Africa One benefit of hotel stays: yummy food! A highlight during our trip was sharing a meal with the Penny's in Dubai The best thing about our time in…

Bible teaching – New Testament

Lesson 31 - The Promised Child Today Zach read prophecies concerning the Promised Child: Genesis 3:15, 12:3, Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 52:13-35; Micah 5:2, Malachi 3:1. We have a promises chart - and as we read about Jesus, we'll add the Scriptures where these were fulfilled. Lesson 32 - John the Baptist, and Gabriel announcing Jesus'…

Second Month of Bible Teaching

Second month of teaching… I’m quite late in posting this. We’ve had an eventful few months! Our satellite dish broke, which meant relying on a teeny cell phone tower for contact with the outside world for 3 1/2 weeks. Ryan also had malaria again. But God has sustained our team through the second month of…

After a long wait…

In 2004, a letter was hand delivered to the Tartaglias in Mibu. The letter was from a neighbouring language group, the nDo people, asking for a missionary to be sent to them. It is now 16 years later, and we’re finally about to start with Bible teaching in nDo. A lot happened in those 16…