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…

First Year in PNG.

We have been in Papua New Guinea for a whole year! So much has happened - here are some highlights: November - December 2018 The whole team met face to face for the first time in Madang, and enjoyed Thanksgiving together. Shortly after we arrived, the Canns returned to Mawerero. Amelia, having just finished her…

Literacy starts!

One of our favorite things about living on our ridge is hearing the rain. It starts with a faint rumbling sound from far over the mountains and comes closer and closer until it finally hits our roof! What a display of God’s glory! I love standing on our porch waiting for it to arrive. View…

Sebastian is eight!

Our baby is no longer a baby! He is a running, roaring, light-saber weilding, energetic boy... He still lives at full speed and full volume here on our mountain top. He has learned to climb upright trees here, and to make bamboo siding. He can tell which spiders are safe, and which to avoid. He…

August update

First break, visitors and progress… Elna A lot has happened since we last posted anything... We've been working hard, and God graciously provided a refreshing rest time in Ukarumpa. After eight months in country, we planned to have a two week break out of the village. We extended this to three weeks, as there were…

Calista turns 11!

It is hard to believe, but our firstborn is eleven!  Calista is a sweet, sensitive little girl. Her understanding of, and love for God and His Word is growing… She adores animals - big and small. Her little village friends all know this, and bring around all kinds of critters for her to see. Right…

Why?

-Elna- In three short days, we plan to move to Mawerero. It is quiet, my family are all still asleep. I sat down with my Bible this morning, resolved to make sure that my heart and mind is still focussed on my Saviour. Because in the excitement and craziness of moving, it would be easy…

One month of village life

-Elna- We’ve been living in Mawerero for a month. During the first two weeks, we focussed on getting our home ready for ‘normal’ life here - building new stairs, building desks, organising things inside the house… The plan was to start language learning (completing our Tok Pisin learning) after that. But then our inverter broke…