Going out and coming in…

-Elna We are in Madang! It still seems a bit surreal. But the Lehmans, Canns, Mitchells and Amelia are finally all together as a team in Madang. We have spent the last few days in sweet fellowship, getting to know each other better.  Madang is hot - well, honestly it is not that hot. It…

HBC Missions Conference

We cherish any opportunity to spend time with our supporting churches. It is always such a joy to get to know our rope-holders.  Add to that the chance to be encouraged by other speakers, and have some family time at the beach, and you end up with a pretty perfect weekend! Hillcrest Baptist Church invited…

Square One

Elna Our first applications for work permits to enter PNG, were submitted in March 2017. In August 2017, we were told that these applications were lost somewhere at the Department of Labour. We had a second application ready in country, so we sent these to our agent for resubmission. The last 8 months we have…

While we wait

-Elna- Being in ministry often means arriving at church a little earlier than most people - sometimes Daddy has a prayer meeting or a counselling session. Sometimes we arrive early just to make sure that we arrive on time! We’ve learned to include ‘waiting time’ in our planning - our kids often have a picnic…

So you think you can plan

(Elna) Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths. If you’ve asked me how you can pray for me in the the last few months, chances are good that ‘wisdom for us as we…

Citizens of heaven

-Elna- Ryan recently got to join some of the men of GBC Tempe on a retreat. They started the retreat with a round of golf (because, really, that is the best way to start it, right?). When playing a less than desirable ball, Ryan said “Eish!”. A while ago, one of the kids got hurt…

Keep your eye on the ball!

-Elna- Since we last wrote, a lot has happened! We packed all we own into a small storage space. We (with lots of help!) cleaned out our home, and sold it. We said many sad good byes. We packed what was left into a couple of suitcases and crates. We flew to the other side…