Kurt, Johanna, Kassia, Lukas and Matthias

Our family in Papua New Guinea | 2012

Ukarumpa and Aiyura Valley

Ukarumpa is SIL's center of opperations in Papua New Guinea and where we live and work.

Miniafia New Testaments from the dedication in 2010

"God is a Miniafia Man," the loincloth-clad speaker exulted! "Before He was English, and American, and Australian. But today He has become Miniafia!"

Doini Island

Photo by Tim McIntosh (SIL PNG's boat manager in 2008) | Many of the 100's of islands in PNG can only be reached by boat.

Where do you play when you live on an island?

Children from Nubwageta village playing near the shore.

Miniafia New Testament Dedication

New Testament dedications in PNG usually include elaborate processions to welcome the Bibles.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Johanna and Luke are back!

“I thank my God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil. 1:3-6 (NIV)

Thank you to all of you who prayed while Luke and I (Johanna) went to Sydney on Thursday. We had an uneventful trip and were able to go to the United States Consulate to apply for Luke’s passport on Friday morning. Then we flew back to Cairns on Friday evening and were happy to be reunited with Kurt and Kassia at that time!

Thanks again for your prayers and love.

In His hands,

Johanna (for Kurt, Kassia, and Luke Metzger)

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Travel to/from Sydney and US Passport for Luke

Dear Friends and Family,

As I am writing this email, Johanna and Luke are on a flight to Sydney. Johanna will meet a cousin at the airport and stay with her overnight. In the morning Johanna and Luke have an appointment at the US embassy. Would you please pray right now for Johanna and Luke that traveling will go well and the paperwork for Luke’s Passport and Consular Report of Birth abroad will be in order and completed quickly. Then tomorrow night Johanna and Luke will be traveling back here to Cairns. Thank you for praying.


In His hands,

Kurt (for Johanna, Kassia, and Luke Metzger)