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, August 05, 2018

Metzger Ministry Update - August 2018 | Safe Return

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness. - Psalm 115:1 (NLT)

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for your love, encouragement, giving, and prayers. We would not be able to do our work here in Papua New Guinea (PNG) if it wasn't for your partnership with our ministry! Thanks for praying for us as we traveled back to PNG in July. We have been in Ukarumpa for 3 weeks and are slowly getting settled.



(Our family traveling back to Ukarumpa in July)

The kids started school a couple of weeks ago and on that same day, Kurt went back to work at the Communication and Technical Services Department as the Network Services Manager. He enjoys being back at his job. Johanna has been unpacking and organizing our house as well as making food from scratch (such as granola, yogurt), doing laundry, etc. We thank God that we are back "home" but we ask you to pray as we are still in transition. Please pray also for good health for our family as Kassia sprained her ankle today at school and we have been experiencing some sickness since we returned.



(Enjoying our last days with Johanna’s family in Bogota, Colombia)

We thank God that we have been able to return to our ministry in PNG and we also thank Him for the friends that welcomed us back who have become like family in the last 11 and half years since we first came to this country.

Thank you also for helping us make some wonderful memories while we were in the United States and in Colombia during the last 10 months (and in Australia passing through). We thank the Lord for that special time!

Love from beautiful and sunny Ukarumpa,
Kurt and Johanna for Kassia, Lukas and Matthias too!