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.

Friday, November 10, 2017

{Metzger Ministry Update} November 2017 | "Faster Internet"

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

Dear Loved Ones,

Thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement. We started this month out by sharing about our ministry twice already! Thanks to those who have listened to us either in a group setting or in person. God has used YOU, our partners, to love on us during this home assignment time.

(Send us an email if you’d like a high-res copy of our new prayer card!)

Praise God that after two years of planning, running fiber-optic cables, and installing wireless links, our new faster internet connection is online in Ukarumpa! It will allow better communication between translators and consultants working in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with those working remotely. It will also allow us to stay better connected with our families, friends, and ministry partners in our home countries.

My coworker, Andrew Campbell, and I (Kurt), worked closely with a technician from the new internet provider. He shared that during university he and his classmates went to our center, Ukarumpa, to attend Bible camps. Because of his familiarity and positive experience with our organization he made it a priority to get us connected. While this new connection is still probably slower than the internet you have in your homes, it is a huge improvement for us! Thank you for praying for me and the rest of the IT team as we worked toward this new internet connection!



(visiting with family: Kurt with his brother Eric; Matthias with grandpa “Mel/Miguel” and cousin Miguel)

Each month we are humbled by your generosity in your partnership with us. We are encouraged because in the last month we received one time gifts that help towards reaching our goal. Lord willing, we plan to return to our ministry in PNG in July 2018. However, for that to happen, we must have 100% of the monthly financial support that Wycliffe requires before we will be released to return. Would you like to partner with us? If so, click here. We will need $1,000 more per month prior to our return. Would you please pray with us now that God will raise up new partners for our ministry so that we can return? We know He is able!


We need to increase our support by:

$1,000 per month


Blessings and Love,

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