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.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Metzger Ministry Update 10 2019 | Thank you for your prayers!

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." – Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
Thank you for standing with us in prayer and lifting us to the Father of heaven who has conquered death and has won the victory over Satan and the spiritual forces of evil. We have sensed your prayers in the last few months as we have felt spiritual oppression. Thank God we are covered by the blood of Christ and no weapon formed against us will prosper (Isaiah 54:17).

(Kassia | Grade 9)
Last month Kurt assumed the role of department manager for the SIL PNG Communication and Technical Services Department as the previous manager had to leave suddenly due to family health issues. Also in September, he began helping the Aitape West Multi-Language Translation Project (AWTP) as a Project Manager helping with administrative tasks and funding initiatives. Aitape is located in the Sandaun Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

(Lukas | Grade 6)

Johanna has started teaching Social Studies to the students in grades 2 and 3 at the Primary Campus here in Ukarumpa. She is teaching them about Colombia this school term and really enjoys doing that.

(Matthias | Grade 3)

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