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, June 30, 2019

Metzger Ministry Update 07 2019 | The Word became human!

"So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son." - John 1:14 (NLT)

Dear Loved Ones,

Thank you for praying for our family and ministry as we live and serve here in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

(Steve and Debbie McEvoy opening the shipment of Migabac New Testaments here in Ukarumpa.)

We praise the Lord with Steve and Debbie McEvoy who are thankful for God’s faithfulness over the past 22 years as they’ve served Him among the Migabac people. The McEvoys write “We are so eager for July 26th when the Migabac people will hold God’s Word in their own hands and read his Good News in their own language!”. Please pray for the upcoming dedication of the Migabac New Testament and that people will use it both in its written and audio form.

(Kassia has finished Grade 8 and was awarded Ukarumpa International Middle School's Female Student of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year and Citizenship Award. Matthias completed Grade 2 with flying colors; now reading in both Spanish and English!)

(Lukas, pictured here on his last day at the primary campus of Ukarumpa International School, was awarded with the character trait of "Fearless" from his teachers for his work this year in Grade 5.)

Please keep praying for my (Johanna's) mom; that God would give wisdom to the family and the doctors regarding her health issues.

Thank you also for praying for us when our water tanks broke during the earthquake in May. Both tanks have been replaced and it has rained plenty so that they have filled up. Praise the Lord! Our claim forms have been filed with the insurance company to cover some of the costs of the new tanks, please pray that we will receive the reimbursement.

Love from rainy Ukarumpa,

Johanna and Kurt for Kassia, Lukas and Matthias too!