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, November 19, 2015

{Metzger Ministry Update} November 2015 | "Rain"

For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. – James 1:3-4 (NLT)

Dear Loved Ones,

Thank you for praying for rain for Papua New Guinea (PNG). In the last couple of weeks we have been getting some much needed rain and we are SO thankful for that! God is faithful and good to us. Please continue to pray for rain for PNG!

(Our family in 2015 – click the picture to download our prayer card)

Kurt worked this last week on updating the core network equipment here in Ukarumpa, the center where we live and work. The whole process went very smoothly. He has also been able to work on a new tower that will wirelessly connect the Communications and Technical Services department with the off-center Aviation department. That project has been in the works for some time but is finally taking real form.




(from top: Kurt and Kassia; Installing wireless networking equipment; Matthias)

Kassia and I (Johanna) had the privilege of helping in leading worship during our service on November 8th.  Kassia has been in Beginners’ Band since July and has been learning to play the clarinet, which she loves. She also continues to learn how to play the guitar and really enjoys that too.

Blessings from PNG,
Johanna (and for Kurt, Kassia, Lukas, and Matthias)