Happy thanksgiving, friends! We’re in the fall season here in PNG too. It’s hot, muggy, sometimes rains, sometimes there’s a breeze, and we pretty much break a full sweat walking across the yard … feels just like home. I might actually gag thinking about wearing jeans and a sweatshirt right now. Kidding aside, seeing some … More Happy Thanksgiving from Konomala!
Truck Update: The entire cost has been met! We’ve lost count of how many times God has provided through our amazing friends, family, and co-workers. Thank you so much to all of you who generously gave to help our team purchase a more reliable truck. Both of our families are awed and humbled by the … More Thank You!
Main Point: As a team we have decided that it would be wise and strategic to buy a newer truck. Background: Before we moved to PNG, we had always pictured ourselves living on an island where we needed to have a boat in order to get to a supply town. For whatever reason we never … More Konomala Team Truck
Thank you to everybody who has been praying for us all after Token’s death last month. We still have random moments where we stop and remember him and tell some story that we were reminded of. Overall, we’re all doing well. We’ve had lots of opportunities lately to bring more and more truth to light … More Slow & Steady Progress
Ideal vs. Real So here is what the “ideal” would have looked like for the past months in Konomala: After a quick settling-in time, our minds would quickly pick up where we left off in language and culture study.Then our days / weeks would be reasonably consistent and we would settle into a good rhythm as … More Expectations and Loss
Thank you so much to all of you who have continued to pray for us during this long trip back to our home away from home. We’ve made it to the final leg of the journey. The flying is done, and now we’re back to the world of 4 wheels. In our case, 4 wheels … More towards Konomala |part 3|
the Trip Firstly, thank you to all of you who prayed for us during our trip … and thank you to all of you who have generously helped cover the costs of our travels. There’s no way that we can do this without you guys! As other-side-of-the-world trips go, everything went really well on our … More towards Konomala |part 2|
Well … Buckle up! The holidays have flown by. Covid is still hovering over us all. And the day has arrived for us to board the plane to PNG … [puns all intended!] It feels like it was just yesterday that we packed up and left Konomala … and at the same time it feels … More towards KONOMALA |part 1|
In a stunning turn of events, a government institution did something faster than expected!! Well, kind of … The U.S. was still late in re-opening their offices … but instead of the expected 6 week turn around, our passports arrived in only 2 weeks! Shocking. As of now, our girls’ visas have been submitted to … More Getting ready?
A global virus, two governments, three passports, three visas, five COVID tests, multiple international flights … and a few little people just waiting.Mix it all together and you’ve got a whole bunch of unknowns!As the urgency to make decisions grows, the variables keep changing, and the unknowns seem endless. Here at home It’s been a … More the Unknowns