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, August 02, 2017

{Metzger Ministry Update} August 2017 | "Home Assignment"

And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. - Romans 8:17 (NLT)

Dear Loved Ones,

Thank you for lovingly praying and encouraging our family. Thanks also for praying for Kurt’s knee as it has been recovering from surgery in January. His knee is healing nicely and Kurt has been able to play sports again. Praise the Lord!


We also praise the Lord for His timing and provision for us to go to the United States and Colombia for our Home Assignment. Lord willing, we will be arriving in the US this coming October. Thank you for your prayers and faithful financial support. We could not do our work in Papua New Guinea without YOU, our partners!


(from top: Lukas; Matthias with a friend)

The kids have started their first term of school (until mid-September) and are really enjoying it. Kurt will continue to work as the Network Manager and Johanna will be involved with the Adult Literacy Project until we leave Ukarumpa. Please pray for our family as we begin to pack and get ready for transitioning back to the US and to Colombia. We hope/pray to be back in PNG for the start of school in July of 2018.

Now we are really starting to look forward to seeing many of YOU!

Love from cold, rainy Ukarumpa,
Kurt and Johanna (for Kassia, Lukas and Matthias too)