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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Can't see the darkness?

IMG_2091 Please consider sharing our ministry with friends and asking them to join you in praying that God will use His translated Word to shine light where there is darkness this Easter season.

Can't see the darkness? You'll have to look past these young children, from a remote Arop village in Papua New Guinea, into their homes and everyday lives. Like many Pacific peoples who've been “christianized” for hundreds of years, this people group still doesn't have the chance to fully understand what it really means to be rescued from darkness... to have the access to the Word of God in a language that speaks to their hearts.

Translation and support teams are hard at work, as I am writing this, seeking to create access to that message for the first time.

Thank YOU for being a faithful part of our ministry and the work that God is doing in Papua New Guinea!

He is risen!

Kurt (for Johanna, Kassia, Lukas, and Matthias too!)