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.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

{Metzger Ministry Update} November 2016 | "Faithful"

"The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.” - Isaiah 40:8 (NLT)

Dear Loved Ones,

Praise be to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! We marvel at his creation and its beauty. Below is a picture of Kurt’s orchids that bloomed this month. Thank you, Jesus for allowing us to enjoy what Your hands have made.

(Diplocaulobium chrysotropis)

We also thank God for you, our partners, who faithfully and generously minister to our family every month. Thank YOU! Please pray for us as we seek to raise Lukas, Kassia, and Matthias in a way that honors Jesus and that honors them.


(God is faithful! Today we celebrated these scriptures in print, audio and video format produced here in PNG in the last year.)

Pray with us for our friends Ben and Mandy Pehrson and their family and for our friend Beth Fuller. They are in the village in the Sandaun Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) right now. They work with the Aitape West Translation Project (AWTP) and will be in the village for two weeks.



(from top: Kassia with Ellie Pehrson; Lukas; and Matthias with the roses he picked for mom)

Thanks again for your love and encouragement for our family as we serve here in PNG.

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