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…

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…