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, October 07, 2018

Metzger Ministry Update - October 2018 | Doromu-Koki NT

For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do. - Hebrews 6:10 (NLT)

Dear friends and family,

Thank you for praying for us as we support Bible Translation here in Papua New Guinea (PNG). God is faithful and His character never changes. We thank Him for the privilege of being able to serve here in PNG. Thanks for the part you play in our family and ministry here. We could not do this without your prayers, giving, and love for us!


(Kassia; Lukas with his Grade 5 teacher; Matthias)

Praise God with us that on September 22nd the Doromu-Koki people of Papua New Guinea received the New Testament in their language for the first time! Pray that they will read and listen to the New Testament in their language and that they will hear from God and grow in their faith.


(Doromu-Koki celebrate the New Testament in their language; Kurt linking the remote radio via fiber optic cable)

Kurt has been busy these last several weeks. He was able to connect a remote radio for our aviation department via fiber optic cable (which will allow the ground staff to hear the pilots while they are flying), track down an issue that was causing devices on the center network to go off-line randomly, and work with other staff to lift, rotate and re-tune our 3.7 meter VSAT dish so that we could connect to another more reliable and cheaper satellite internet provider.

We don’t get letters or packages often; it’s expensive to send things around the world! That means they’re extra-special when they arrive. For anyone interested, here is our address:

Kurt and Johanna Metzger
SIL Box 1 (161)
Ukarumpa EHP 444
Papua New Guinea

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