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…

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…

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…

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…