Papua, New Guinea

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.

People often ask me what do I miss about being in PNG? The first time I was asked many fun things ran through my mind but they were all skin deep. What was I missing from PNG??

The truth is, I miss being where I know God has call and equipped me to be. This is truly from my heart. You see, ever since Jodi and I were married in 1985 we knew we were called to be missionaries. Even though God did not open the door for us to join a mission organization until 25yrs later we still knew we were called. When He opened the door, we said ,”yes”.

Jodi and I have small but vital roles in Bible translation. Actually, all the roles in Bible Translation play a small part, but they are ALL vital. Not just for the Bible to be translated but for the love of God to be heard and understood in the many different PNG languages.

If the ones who are called to come and serve in small roles would say “yes”, the total result would be awesome. The sum of the many would truly be a God Thing happening in PNG and around the world.

A few Sundays ago we were reminded in church how our God is worthy of our faith in Him. (Isaiah 40:12-28) We have faith and we follow. “God is the one on mission. He will accomplish His plans with us, without us or despite us. We are called to participate in His own terms, not ours, and that is a privilege.”
- Michel Kenmogne

If you are wondering if God is calling you to missions, or calling you to partner with a missionary please check out our links and videos pages on the right. New pictures have also been posted too from PNG:)

Jesus said; “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.”
(Mark 16:15 [HCSB])

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), 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