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, February 15, 2017

{Metzger Ministry Update} February 2017 | "Financial Update"

"You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." – Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT)

We are so blessed to have many of you as part of our amazing partnership team! Together, we are more than 500 individuals and families, all praying for and supporting the Bible translation work going on in Papua New Guinea. Of those, 59 of you are giving recurring or one-time gifts for our Wycliffe ministry. We also wanted to thank you for praying for Kurt’s knee surgery and his recovery. It has been 3 weeks since the procedure and he is recuperating well. We are blessed beyond measure by your prayer support and encouragement and love.




(Kassia, Lukas and Matthias)

The ministry of Wycliffe Bible Translators is unique and is funded by those who believe in its vision of reaching all the people of the world with God's life changing Word. Wycliffe has carefully produced a budget for members to cover the cost of living and working here in Papua New Guinea. We are currently lacking about $1,500/month in financial support and the shortfall in funds has been made evident due to unplanned for expenses this term on the field. We invite you to invest in Bible translation through partnering with us in our Wycliffe ministry by giving financially, encouraging us, and/or advocating on our behalf.



(Matthias loves his mom!; It’s rainy season here in Ukarumpa and that means MUD!)

Home assignment is a time for us to re-connect with our partners and family after being on the field for several years. If you would like to help us purchase our tickets for our home assignment, we have set up a special Launch Account (send a check to the usual Wycliffe address below). On a separate note—not on the check—please write “Kurt and Johanna Metzger Launch Expense Account 71 – 285553”.

With much gratitude,

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

PS - If you are interested in helping with some of our immediate needs, Johanna’s niece has setup a GoFundMe campaign.

Wycliffe accepts tax-deductible contributions by mail or online at www.wycliffe.org. If by mail, please use the address below and include a separate note indicating, "Preference for the Wycliffe ministry of Kurt and Johanna Metzger, Account #285553." You may call 1-800-WYCLIFFE or visit http://bit.ly/wycliffeusa if you would like to set up automatic electronic payments. Each gift will be acknowledged with a tax-deductible receipt.

Please make checks payable to:

Wycliffe Bible Translators

PO Box 628200

Orlando, FL 32862-8200

Phone: 1-800-WYCLIFFE (1-800-992-5433)

E-mail: info.usa@wycliffe.org

(Wycliffe is a non-profit religious organization and a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).