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, July 03, 2014

{Metzger Ministry Update} July 2014 | "And we're off!"

“Fear not, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

Dear Friends and Family,

Please pray for us as we travel (see requests below)! Next Monday we will again be flying to the other side of the world. Can you believe it?

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

  • from Dallas, USA to Brisbane, Australia for 2 nights – 7 July
  • and finally to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and on up to Ukarumpa – 11 July

(Our first flight from Dallas to Brisbane will take about 16 hours)

We thank God for:

  • the full furlough we have had
  • the time with family and friends
  • those that have increased their support and those that have joined our partnership team

We praise God:

  • that we are at 100% of the financial support quota required by Wycliffe
  • for a house and car we could use while in the US
  • for spiritual refreshment while at our home church here in Dallas and at a Women’s retreat

Please pray with us:

  • for protection from the darts of the enemy against our family. Satan always attacks when we are in transition!
  • that we would praise God and bring him glory in everything we do
  • for fun times with friends and family on the last few days here
  • for rest for our family as we adjust to a new time
  • for endurance as we pack
  • for safe, uneventful travels

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Thank you for partnering with us!

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