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.

Monday, March 02, 2015

{Metzger Ministry Update} March 2015 | "Clarity of Purpose"

For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him. – Philippians 1:29 (NLT)

Dear Loved Ones,

What a joy we have in Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith! Again and again, thank you for your love and care for our family. Every month we are humbled by your generosity, encouragement, and support. We know that we would not be able to do our work in Papua New Guinea (PNG) if it wasn’t for your faithful partnership with us! Please let us know how we can pray for YOU.


(The Support Department Managers Conference Kurt participated in)

As the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Services Manager, Kurt was involved in a Support Department Managers Conference during the last two weeks of February. The overarching purpose of the Conference was to provide clarity of purpose to Support Department Managers as our PNG Branch moves forward into the future.


(Johanna teaching Kindergarten at Ukarumpa International School)

I (Johanna) have been teaching Kindergarten 3 mornings a week since January. This new role has required quite a change in our family routine, but it has also been very rewarding and exciting. There are 12 students from 8 different countries (Australia, Canada, England, the Philippines, Holland, Papua New Guinea, Costa Rica, and the United States) in my class. I count it a joy and privilege to be able to teach at Ukarumpa International School! Please pray that God will fill me with his grace and strength until June when the school year ends.


(from left: Kassia-Christmas 2014; Lukas’ 7th birthday-January 2015; Matthias with his frog)

Love from Papua New Guinea,

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