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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

{Metzger Ministry Update} June 2013 | "Seimat NT"

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for your partnership with our ministry and family here in Papua New Guinea. We are grateful for your faithful prayers, encouragement and financial support.

Celebrate with us as the Seimat people received the New Testament in their heart language last month (May 2013).


The Seimat people live on the Ninigo Islands--the airstrip is on Mal Island--



The Seimat NT Dedication (photos by Neil Coulter)

(to see all the pictures from the Dedication check out our Facebook Page)

Kurt continues to work at the Communication and Technology Services Department here in Ukarumpa. He is currently supporting communication and networking services for the SIL PNG Branch. In 2011, Kurt helped install a solar powered satellite internet connection for the Aitape West Translation Project (AWTP) located in the Sepik province of PNG. The connection allows national translators, from up to 11 translation projects, to synchronize and backup their translation data to a repository on the internet. Please pray for our friends Ben and Mandy Pehrson (heading up the AWTP) as they go to the village on June 18th with their 5 children. They will be primarily consultant checking 1 and 2 Timothy with their co-translators.


Kurt installing the AWTP satellite dish

We praise God because Kassia and Lukas are at the end of their school year. Kassia is finishing up second grade and will be starting third grade at the end of July when Lukas will be starting kindergarten. They are both excited because they will get a month school break!

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(from top left) Johanna & Lukas at the school book fair; Matthias; Kassia

In His hands,

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