Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Two Years

We stepped foot on Papua New Guinea for the first time two years ago today. The past two years have been crazy, exiting, terrifying, and wonderful. There were so many moments when we truly had to trust the Lord as we had no idea what to do or how to do it.

It is so appropriate to look back on those two years today as we are facing a very uncertain future in front of us in the tribe. Our village is changing dramatically with the building of our airstrip and the arrival of several new families from villages all around us. Our small hamlet of believers is getting a lot bigger with a lot more unbelievers. We know it will probably be a rocky start, but we are praying and hoping to see all those new arrivals come to know our Savior.

The field of PNG as a whole is going through some very uncertain times as there are drastic changes coming to our flight program. These changes will affect our costs and decrease our flight availability, and will even affect our availability to receive good medical care in a timely matter if an emergency should occur. No one really knows how all this will play out, but I think it is safe to say that everyone is a little scared of what the future will look like.

I am grateful for these two years growing and stretching from the Lord, and I look forward to how He will use our uncertainties to rely on Him more and more. I have no idea what the next two years will look like, but I know He is good and His love never fails.

And that makes my future look incredible.


  1. That is so exciting! I am so proud of you. My family were missionaries to New Guinea from 1980 - 1990 I believe. We were stationed in the Highlands. I have just started writing about it in my blog Where exactly are you stationed?

  2. 2 Years?! Hard to believe iit's been that long. Your blog seems to describe some "faith stretching" in the days ahead. I pray it will grow mightily as you understand more of our God's infinite might!!
    Tell fear to leave your tribe and may you see the miraculous hand of God protect and keep you. So grateful I know such a wonderful family!!