Assess and Salvage

-Elna - Since 2019, this has been our ‘little corner of the world’… And today, this is where my prayers are concentrated. Ryan and the Canns plan to head out to the village today. Seven and a half weeks after the earthquake, we finally have the opportunity to go in, assess the damage in more…

Shaken, but not destroyed…

2Cor. 4:7   But we have this treasure in earthen containers, so that the extraordinary greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying around in the body the…

Sebastian turns 11

Sebastian celebrated his birthday in transit. We started the day with waking up at 3.30am to leave for the airport in Port Moresby and then he had an extended birthday - we crossed the international date line on our way to the US. Being 11 now, he still enjoys the same things: science, lego, reading,…

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'…