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, November 19, 2019

Metzger Ministry Update | "Bible Sunday Celebration 2019"

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. - 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NLT)
Dear loved ones,

Thank you for your encouragement and for the sacrifices you make to love our family through your prayers and partnership.

We are celebrating with the Gumawana people of Papua New Guinea (PNG) who dedicated the New Testament in their language this month. Praise God with us! We also celebrated as a community, on

Sunday, all the Scripture portions produced by SIL translation teams in Papua New Guinea this last year. God truly is faithful!

(Gumawana New Testament Dedication in Milne Bay Province - SE PNG)

(Publications displayed at our 2019 Bible Sunday Celebration)
2019 Bible Sunday Celebration - Publication List
(Alphabetically by language group in each category) 
New Testaments
Gumawana NT - Milne Bay Province | Print and audio
Kandas NT - New Ireland Province | Print
Mato NT - Morobe Province | Print
Migabac NT - Morobe Province | Print and audio
Mussau-Emira NT - New Ireland Province | Print 
Scripture Books
Lote – East New Britain Province | Genesis
Sos Kundi - East Sepik Province | Jonah print and audio
Uni Ramo - Sandaun Province | Titus, Philemon, 1,2&3 John and Jude 
Audio Scriptures
Arop - Sandaun Province | 1&2 Peter and 1&2 Thessalonians audio
Bauni Barupu - Sandaun Province | 1&2 Peter and 1&2 Thessalonians audio
Bauni Pou - Sandaun Province | 1&2 Peter and 1&2 Thessalonians audio
Binumarien - Eastern Highlands Province | Mark audio
Gadsup - Eastern Highlands Province | OT portions audio
Gapapaiwa - Milne Bay Province | NT audio
Halia - Autonomous Region of Bouganville | Mark audio
Kala Laugui - Morobe Province | Mark audio
Madi - Madang Province | Mark audio
Malol - Sandaun Province | 1&2 Peter and 1&2 Thessalonians audio
Nyindrou - Manus Province | NT audio
Onnele Goiniri - Sandaun Province | 1&2 Peter and 1&2 Thessalonians audio
Onnele Romei Barera - Sandaun Province | 1&2 Peter and 1&2 Thessalonians audio
Pele-Ata - West New Britain | NT audio
Sissano - Sandaun Province | 1&2 Peter and 1&2 Thessalonians audio
Sursurunga - New Ireland Province | NT audio 
Scriptures in Film
Nali - Manus Province | Luke Video
Siar Lak - New Ireland Province | Jesus Film
Kurt most recently has been working on rebuilding and upgrading multiple application; file, network control and web servers, that he was involved with building nearly 10 years ago, because soon the operating system software on those servers will be unsupported.

(Johanna teaching Social Studies about Colombia; Lukas and Matthias selling their crafts at Craft Fair; Kassia and Kurt on our way to Church)

Please pray for the health of our family as we were quite sick last month with a nasty cold that lingered for several weeks. Thank the Lord we are feeling better now! Pray also for spiritual protection for our family and community.

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