We have learned that phones only have about a 2 year lifespan, especially in the tropics & in a place where we can't always update them easily but they are a lifeline for staying in touch with family. If anyone has an unlocked more recent iPHONE that they would be willing to give us or sell us, we would be so grateful! … [Read more...] about Unlocked iPHONES
As we prepare to return to Papua New Guinea, we are soaking up each moment of our time with family and friends but we are also trying to intentionally rest. If you would like to specifically contribute to some rest time for Jon & I or our family in the form of a special outing that we can do with our kids or a special staycation in the city, please feel free to contact us below. … [Read more...] about Rest!
It was a real joy, last term, to act as the Yearbook teacher and to help create a book of memories alongside some of the Ukarumpa teens. As I got to know the youth of Ukarumpa better, I realized that a Yearbook, in this community, amongst this group of teens, was more than just a book - it was a window into the life they lived in the home that they have known for the majority of their life - a home that becomes much more of a home to them than their passport countries. As we plan to return, I … [Read more...] about Cameras for the Ukarumpa International School Yearbook Class
Our dear friend, Terry Cirre, is currently in Papua New Guinea, working with a number of different people groups, one of which is the Kanite language group. In the late 1950's, Jon's Aunt, Joy McCarthy, worked with the Kanite people and eventually completed a New Testament in their language. The amazing thing about the work being done in Papua New Guinea is that it isn't even over when the New Testament is dedicated. Wycliffe is committed to checking in on language groups to see how they have … [Read more...] about Recording the Kanite New Testament
Lucy started playing the violin just in the past month and we are looking for a 1/8 size cello to bring to PNG for her to grow into during our three year term. If you have a 1/8 size cello or would like to help us purchase one, please contact us. Thank you!! … [Read more...] about 1/8 Size Cello