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.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

{Metzger Ministry Update} March 2014 | "New Partners"

For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” Hebrews 13:5b (NLT)

Dear Loved Ones,

Thank YOU for continuing to so faithfully pray and encourage our family while we are on home assignment here in the United States!

We had the privilege of speaking at two of our main partnering churches this month. At the beginning of March we visited the Chicago area where we shared at Western Springs Baptist Church. What a joy it was to be there! Last weekend we spoke at Faith Bible Church (our home church). At both places we were able to thank many of you for the very vital part you have in our ministry. We could not do what we are doing if it wasn’t for YOU!



Lord willing, we plan to return to our ministry in Papua New Guinea in July 2014. We praise God that our new passports were granted and now are on their way to the Papua New Guinean Embassy in Washington so that we can apply for our new visas.  We are also thankful to the Lord that our monthly financial support has increased! Please pray that our visas will be granted and returned to us in a timely manner.

  • Lord willing, we plan to return to our ministry in PNG in July 2014. However, for that to happen, we must have 100% of the monthly financial support that Wycliffe requires before we will be released to return. Would you or someone you know like to partner with us? If so, click here. We will need $302 more per month prior to our return. Please pray with us now that God will raise up new support for our ministry so that we can return on time. We know He is able!

We need to increase our support by:

     $302 per month


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