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.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Metzger Ministry Update 08 2019 | 15 Years!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. - Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)
Dear loved ones,

Thank you for praying for us and faithfully partnering with our ministry and family all the way from the United States, Colombia, and other parts of the world. God provides for us through YOUR generosity!

(Our family on a recent trip to Madang on the North coast)

(Matthias' first day of Grade 3)

We praise God for what He is doing around the world and also in our lives and the lives of our children. In July, Kassia began grade 9, Lukas grade 6, and Matthias grade 3. They love their teachers!

We give God the glory for allowing us to serve with Wycliffe for the last 15 years. Today we celebrate that Matthias (our youngest) is turning 9 years old. How time flies and how faithful our Lord is!

(Kurt and Kassia)

(Kurt and Johanna)

Please continue to pray for our families that are in the United States, Colombia, and Russia!
Love from Ukarumpa,

Johanna and Kurt for Kassia, Lukas and Matthias too!