We were so blessed to find a way to serve as a family here in the Aiyura Valley of PNG. Mambu Haus is a building about 15 minutes away from the Ukarumpa centre. This building is open on Saturday afternoons for kids from the valley to come and do crafts, play with toys, play volleyball, work on puzzles, read, play music, have a snack and, most importantly, hear about the love of Jesus. We have volunteered on Saturdays and loved that it was a relaxed and simple way to serve as a family. Mambu Haus has since closed due to some looting during a recent election and we are praying that it will reopen and that we can return to serving.We are also fortunate to have made friends with a local woman, Beris, and her children. A single mother, we continue to ask God how he would have us show her love and support as she raises her three kids – sharing a meal together, helping with school tuition, contributing to new roofing tin for her bush house – however He leads. It has been a beautiful thing to truly say that we have Papua New Guinean family on this side of the world.
Lastly, living in a community of people committed to serving Bible Translation, we have been able to share prayer requests heard directly from the people serving on the front lines and we have seen God answer those prayers, whether they be physical, emotional or spiritual needs.