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, June 11, 2017

{Metzger Ministry Update} June 2017 | "Nukna Dedication"

And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. – Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NLT)

Dear Friends and Family,

We praise God for the dedication of Luke and Acts in the Nukna language last month. Hundreds of people came from many villages, there was singing and dancing, feasting, speeches, and lots of praise to God. We rejoice with our friends Matt and Christy Taylor who work among the Nukna people of Papua New Guinea.

(The Nukna people celebrate the dedication of Luke and Acts)

Kassia finished 6th grade this month and will be starting middle school in July, Lukas completed 3rd grade and will be starting 4th grade in July, and  Matthias finished kindergarten this month and will be starting 1st grade in July. We thank God that our kids can attend Ukarumpa International School (UIS) and for the amazing teachers they are privileged to have!




Thank you for your partnership with our ministry and family here in Papua New Guinea (PNG). We are grateful for your faithful prayers, encouragement and financial support! Lord willing, we are praying/hoping to go on Home Assignment in less than 4 months and we are really starting to look forward to seeing YOU, our partners and family in Christ. Thanks to those of you who have been giving for us to be able to buy our tickets. This is the last month that we will be receiving funds specifically designated to buy our tickets through our Launch Account. On a separate note—not on the check—please write “Kurt and Johanna Metzger Launch Expense Account 71 – 285553” (send a check to the usual Wycliffe address below). After June, please designate all funds to our main Wycliffe account.

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