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, November 19, 2013

{Metzger Ministry Update} November 2013 | "Thanksgiving"

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. – Psalm 100:4 (NLT)

Dear Friends and Family,

We’re in Colombia! Thank you so much for praying for us while we traveled. Our travels went remarkably well for the entirety of the trip with the exception of forgetting to put a diaper on Matthias while he slept during our layover in Frankfurt. Thank you Lord!

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(Almost there! Our family during our layover in Frankfurt, Germany)

Thanks again,

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

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

{Metzger Ministry Update} November 2013 | "Around the World"

And you are helping us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks because God has graciously answered so many prayers for our safety. – 2 Corinthians 1:11 (NLT)

Dear Friends and Family,

Please pray for us as we travel (see requests below)! In just under a week we will begin our journey to the other side of the world. A viral sickness has recently been going around in our community and Matthias was sick throwing-up 2 days ago…

Our itinerary will take us (times are local-see http://timezonecheck.com/ for yours):

  • from Ukarumpa to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) for 1 night – 13 November
  • on to Singapore for 3 nights – 14 through 17 November
  • then to Frankfurt, Germany for 7 hours – 18 November
  • and finally to Colombia for the next 2 months – 18 November through 15 January


(After 3 years in PNG we’ll complete our trip around the world!)

Pray with us while we travel:

  • For good health for our family
  • For times of rest for all of us, even during the long flights
  • For safety and a good travel experience


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