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.

Friday, July 08, 2016

{Metzger Ministry Update} July 2016 | "Solar Power"

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)

Dear Loved Ones,

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! 



(from top: Lukas, Matthias and Kassia in Madang during this school break)

At the beginning of August, Kurt will fly to the Sandaun Province to work with the Aitape West Translation Project (AWTP). The AWTP is a multi-language Bible translation and literacy project that includes 11 languages and dialects that are spoken west of the town of Aitape in Sandaun Province in PNG. We have mentioned this project before as our friends Ben and Mandy Pehrson work as Bible translation advisors there (Ben is the team leader). In 2011 Kurt helped install a VSAT in that same village to allow the team to have internet access. This time he will go to assist with the installation of solar panels and a battery system for our friend Beth Fuller’s house. Beth is the Scripture Use Coordinator for the team. Please pray for the AWTP and for Kurt as he goes to the village.



(from top: Kurt working at the AWTP in 2011; Johanna and Kassia in Madang during this school break)

We are thankful for Ukarumpa International School (UIS) and the wonderful teachers our children have. Lord willing at the end of July; Kassia will be starting grade 6, Lukas will be starting grade 3, and Matthias will enter Kindergarten. They are very excited for the beginning of school but are also enjoying their break!


Johanna for Kurt, Kassia, Lukas, and Matthias