Papua, New Guinea

God Word in PNG with still more work to be done

2020-07  SIL-PNG  Translation & Language Statistics

840 Living Languages

                This number comes from

142 Languages Currently Engaged

                These are languages that SIL-PNG has personnel assigned.

188 Active Language Personnel

                These are SIL-PNG teams that are currently engaged in language programs.  This includes teams that are on remote assignment and are in regular contact with their language community and Regional Director.

340 Media Projects completed

Media projects are Scripture, Jesus film, Luke film, AIDS, songs, Bible studies, etc.

260 Languages that need initial engagement

            A language with a potential need is one where there has been no known advisor allocated.  This does not include vacated or other former language programs.

Papua New Guinea wide statistics

263 New Testaments

13 Complete Bibles

Future dedications (2020):

Gizrra – Nico and  Elly van Bodegraven     Dec 6th 2020        

Fanamaket (NITI) – Lizbeth Fritzell  May 2021

Vitu – Peter and Wiljo Bachet    TBD

Urat – Gary and Peggy Rosensteel   TBD

Pray pray pray

Isaiah 12:3-5 You will joyfully draw water from the springs of salvation, and on that day you will say: “Give thanks to Yahweh; proclaim His name! Celebrate His works among the peoples. Declare that His name is exalted. Sing to Yahweh, for He has done glorious things. Let this be known throughout the earth. As CovidContinue Reading

World Bible Translation Day

Here is a unknown day in the US calendar added by the US Congress. A unknown day dealing with a unknown epidemic (Bibleless people) Christianity Today Eunice K. Y. Or Fri 1 Oct 2004 1:17 BST “30 September every year marks the World Bible Translation Day. The first Bible Translation Day was proclaimed byContinue Reading

To bees or not to bees

(Mal 1:11 [HCSB]) “For My name will be great among the nations, from the rising of the sun to its setting.  Incense and pure offerings will be presented in My name in every place because My name will be great among the nations,” says Yahweh of Hosts. One notable thing about living in a tropicalContinue Reading

Sum are called

I touched on this topic in 2015 in “My personal tidal wave” Jodi has taken her last final in her Nursing Master’s program so our time in the US will be drawing to a close. We are looking to return to Papua New Guinea this coming January. Our thoughts turn to Bibleless people groups. PeopleContinue Reading

Dying to live

Georgia’s winter was colder than usual and it even snowed several times!! We look out our windows now to see the blossoms and leaf buds showing on the trees while they “wake-up” (as our 3yr old grandson puts it:). After a cold winter the warmth of the sun returns and nature comes alive. Jodi andContinue Reading

Our 2nd term in Papua New Guinea

PNG: March 2015 – September 2016 Ok, I thought it would be easier to use pictures to tell a story then to type it out. I am a guy can ya tell? See to the right side menu. “PICTURES:)” Thank you for another great year progressing through life and ministry with us! In Christ, JayContinue Reading

been a “long long” time

It is crazy to see that it has been 6 months since I last posted. I promise that I thought I only missed a couple of months for my monthly web posts. It has been a crazy and busy half of a year 🙂 We are in Georgia US now. Since May (my last posting),Continue Reading

Resting with boots on

The center we live on in PNG is a small town. We are a community of approximately 600 missionaries, including families. We have a grocery store, hardware store, medical clinic, gas station, airport, post office, cemetery and more. Yes, we have a cemetery. I walk past it four times a day on my way toContinue Reading

Following in a fog

Back in January of 2016 Jodi and I were getting ready to head back to PNG.I wrote a blog called “View of Change /life-is-about-change/ In that blog I touched on a footnote that, “following Jesus is about Glorifying Him the way He tells me to. It is not about me or my view.” Serving onContinue Reading