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…

I can read… Do.

- Elna One of the benefits of joining a team who've already been in the village for years, is that we are seeing fruit of the ministry here much faster than we would if we came from the beginning. The Canns have been living in working in Mawerero from 2017. They completed their CLA phase…

2020 Break

 - Elna Most of you probably know that I believe that Papua New Guinea is the most beautiful place on earth. Our break in Madang strengthened this belief! Here are some of the highlights: Rest - We were all in need of a break after six months of village living and working. It was such…

Celebrating Sebastian’s Birthday

The average energy levels in our home rose by a huge amount nine years ago. Sebastian started out as an active baby - and he has not slowed down yet!  His current favorites are: Quesadillas, waking up early to stargaze with Ryan, sneakily reading ahead in our family bedtime book, star wars, lego (all time…

Calista turns 12

Whoever decided that you only become a teenager at 13, never met our girl! Calista has transitioned from being a child to being a delightful young lady. She is beautiful, thoughful, quirky, and funny. She is still a girly girl who loves dressing up - but she also loves getting dirty in her garden. Calista…

Just another day…

One of the questions I (Elna) frequently get asked is, “What does a normal day in your life look like?” Today was pretty ‘normal’. So here you have it: 4.30am - Sebastian turns in his bed, and kicks the wall. The cat wakes up and calls in the hallway. I decide it is close enough…

FAQ after 1 year in PNG

What has been the hardest things about being in PNG? Missing friends and family. It just does not get easier. Learning to negotiate a culture very different from our own. Having to think through the possible interpretation of every comment, implications of every action… And being humbled as we often get it wrong, even after thinking…