Papua, New Guinea

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

Life is about change?

As Jodi and I are getting ready to head back to Papua New Guinea, I have been pondering some of the change that we experienced when we first came back to the US after being gone for 2.5yrs. Change: 1 Traveling in a first world country: – Roads are paved – Comparatively speaking few potholesContinue Reading

My personal tidal wave

(checkout our Video and Link section on the lower right. It speaks much better then me on this topic) I had a very gracious friend buy me some coffee and spent over an hour with me. We had no real agenda so our discussion was very guy like… you know how it goes; “How isContinue Reading

Precious Bible and US

We have been home here in the USA since June. A very hectic time with all the traveling we have been doing. We are now in our home area of southern WI for a while. Jodi and I are often asked do we find it strange to be back here in America after our 2Continue Reading

What we need to grow in Christ

photo by Brian & Susan Frey We have some amazing photographers here on our center in Papua New Guinea. I saw this picture on our community web site and I felt the Holy Spirit telling me to use this photo in my blog. I will admit that finding an example to back up a messageContinue Reading

Reflecting Forward

As we are heading toward our furlough time coming this June and with the start of a new year it is natural to want and need to reflect on what God has done this past 12 months. How He has taken care of my family both here in PNG and in the States. I canContinue Reading