Our family has arrived safely in Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea! God be praised for working out those logistics. While we were in our 14 day quarantine, the country’s travel restrictions changed, making it possible for us to plan our next village trip much sooner than we thought possible. We’re leaving in the morning!
Our stay will only be about two weeks, but we can’t wait to show them the Jesus Film that so many people in their community worked on. The translation committee (a group of Mamusi who oversee decisions regarding translation work) will meet and decide the best way to distribute and show the film in as many villages as possible when rainy season is over. We will also be checking in to see how the translation teams are doing on their draft of the Gospel of John.
Rainy season has begun in Sivauna, which means our solar powered house will be struggling to put out the power we need to run our spin dryer, freezer, and computers to work with translators. Thanks for praying with us for some sunny times. We will have to show the Jesus Film outside at night, so let’s pray there are at least a couple of nice clear nights with no rain. We trust the Lord and His leading us to the village at this time, even if it turns out different than we hope. He is good. We plan on returning to Ukarumpa on June 14.
Many of you have been praying diligently for our children for over six years, and we’ll never thank you enough. Their hearts are weary of transition, but they are united and excited for this opportunity to see our Mamusi family for the first time in over a year. The last year has taught us that we cannot count on these opportunities like we used to, so we should seize this. Will you pray for our children’s hearts to love God more than anything else and to find their ultimate joy and satisfaction in Him? And of course, please pray for their physical health as we live in a remote location.
May God cover you with His unfailing grace, friends. May He remind you that He sees you and hears you because of His everlasting love.