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, February 26, 2013

{Metzger Ministry Update} February 2013 | "Armor of God"

“Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children." Mark 10:14 (NLT)

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank YOU for being a very important part of our ministry team through encouragement, prayer and by partnering with us financially. Each month we are humbled by your generosity and your faithfulness and we realize it is only by God’s grace that we can serve here in Papua New Guinea (PNG).


In January, I (Johanna) had the joy of participating in the Tok Pisin Holiday Bible School (VBS). I was a part of the Praise and Worship team. About 600 children from all over Aiyura Valley attended the five day event. The theme of the week was the “Armor of God”, which was taken from Ephesians 6:11-18. Bible lessons each day highlighted a different aspect of the verses. Many of the children memorized the entire Scripture section. Besides the Bible lesson, the program included times of enthusiastic singing, and the children were fascinated by the puppet and drama teams. Over seventy children talked to teachers specifically about salvation or their spiritual growth.



Kassia was able to participate in the Tok Pisin Holiday Bible School and Lukas and Matthias watched the singing, puppets, and Bible lesson.

In His hands,

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