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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Metzger Ministry Update - September 2018 | 1,000 and 100

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you[b] from the power of sin that leads to death. - Romans 8:1 (NLT)

Dear Loved Ones,

We have been back in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for over a month and a half and praise the Lord for that. His mercies are new every morning and His faithfulness lasts forever!



{pictures: Kassia recently won a regional HS Touch Rugby tournament with the UIS girls; Matthias love crafts}

On August 12th of this year in Uganda, the Keliko people celebrated the completion of their New Testament! It's the 1,000th New Testament Wycliffe and SIL International have had the privilege to help facilitate. Please join us in praising God for this milestone!

100 years ago in Cameron
Townsend’s diary he committed
his life to translating
the Scripture into local languages
and reaching the
people for Christ. This
commitment later resulted
in the formation of the
Summer Institute of Linguistics,
and then Wycliffe
Bible Translators.

The kids started school on July 18th and will soon finish their first term (there are four terms per school year here). Kassia is in 8th grade, Lukas in 5th, and Matthias in 2nd. They love being back in PNG with their friends and wonderful teachers! God is good and His character never changes.



{pictures: Lukas loves our cat Mittens; Johanna enjoying fellowship with friends from South America here in Ukarumpa}

Please pray for Kurt who has been busy at work. The power supply for the entire Ukarumpa datacenter failed last weekend (September 1st and 2nd) and he had to work long hours trying to figure out what was happening. All of our servers, networking and internet were off! He is still tired this week as he and his co-worker are trying to rebuild and restore everything that broke during the failure. Pray also for Kassia who has a busy schedule this year, that God would hold her hand each day. She is in choir, band (plays clarinet), Soul Purpose band (for the youth at church) and doing sports after school (this term she is playing Touch Rugby). Lukas loves being in his first year of band playing the baritone, pray for him too. Matthias is learning how to read more fluently so please pray as he strengthens both his reading skills in Spanish and English. Johanna is teaching our kids (Mother Tongue Studies MTS/Spanish) about 4 hours a week and helping out at their school one morning in Grade 3.

Love to you from sunny Ukarumpa,
Kurt and Johanna Metzger (for Kassia, Lukas)