Papua, New Guinea

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 and I are reminded of what transpires when we let the Son, Jesus Christ, into our personal winters.

GA spring

Romans 6:4 Therefore we have been buried with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may live a new life. (NET Bible)

In order for the trees and plants to experience the new life of spring they must let their
old leaves and flowers die.

Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sin which per God’s Judgment is death.
I can now live forever if I choose to die to myself daily and surrender my will to Jesus’ leading.
My old life must die.

This new life is freely mine. It only cost me everything.

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), weContinue 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

Riding a rhino on a Pacific Island

As absurd as that sounds that is exactly what the telephone department does! Instead of having a telephone truck we have a Yamaha Rhino to drive around. It is basically a oversize ATV. Four wheel drive and even though we have a top and half doors we still get wet and dusty from the gravelContinue Reading

Life 4mins at a time

Almost every morning as I am making breakfast I need to filter water for the day. It takes gravity about 4 minutes to fill each two quart bottle. We drink rain water that we collect into tanks from our roof. As romantic as that sounds I am brought back to reality whenever I see aContinue Reading

We have been found

For the first time in the history of the World Wide Web our mission center is on the map. Well, Google maps anyways. Back in the fall last year a roaming Google satellite took a clear shot of Ukarumpa (our missionary center in Papua New Guinea).You can search in Google Maps: Ukarumpa, PNG (Papua NewContinue Reading

Surreal Sunday

We are back in Papua New Guinea and we now get to celebrate Sundays with our missionary family here on center. There are two different services. First is a PNG service, which is conducted in one of the official languages of PNG, Tok Pisin. Tok Pisin is a mixture of local languages, German and finallyContinue Reading

Semper Fidelis As I watched my youngest son walk through the airport departure doors he was loaded to the max. He was silhouetted against the bright lights in the ticking area carrying a sea bag on his back, garment bag in one hand and a duffel bag in the other. His upright posture and shavedContinue Reading