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.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

{Merry Christmas from the Metzger family}

For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? – Romans 8:31-32

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity during the last 10 years we have been in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Every month we are humbled and grateful as we see how God provides through YOU! Thank you very much.

We know that many of you pray for us. Please pray with us as we begin to plan a trip for Kurt to Australia to get an MRI (magnetic resonance image) of his right knee. As some of you might recall, he had surgery to repair his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in Colombia in 2009. That same knee has been bothering him for years now and we think now is the time to see what is happening to it. We have prayed about this and have been seeking wise counsel. There are no MRI machines here in PNG so that is why he would have to get medical treatment in Australia, possibly in Cairns where Lukas was born. 

May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you,

Johanna for Kurt, Kassia, Lukas, and Matthias