Goodbyes?

After living in Kovol with us for the last 2 months our new friend and homeschool helper Fiona has left us 🙁 It’s amazing how close you can become in 2 months of daily life isolated out in the bush! We’re finding the sadness quite unexpected. When we leave a country (amazing that I can write as if that’s a normal thing, but for us it is!) we know we’ll be saying goodbye. We hadn’t prepared ourselves for it this time, and saying a farewell in the middle our our term in PNG has us processing all those same feelings.

Cheat sheet

Last week we had our language evaluation, so this week is all about correcting all the mistakes we made! With the questions I struggled on in mind I sat down with the guys… And it felt a bit like cheating! I’d nail those questions if I was asked them again Read more…

Language evaluations

We have a level system consisting of 9 levels (well there are 3 more on top actually – but level 9 is when you’re able enough to start teaching and translating).
The 3 levels are Basic Low, Mid and High, Progressing Low, Mid and High and Capable Low, Mid and High. Capable high being the stage where you can communicate well enough to teach

Back to the bush

From our last post you’ll know that our conference experience was a little dampened by our all getting sick. Unfortunately the rest of our break continued in the same vein 🙂 I think over our break we had only 3 or 4 days where we weren’t dealing with some kind Read more…

Central area conference 2022

Once a year (or 3 if Covid) all the missionaries in our Central Area of Papua New Guinea (Highlands and Madang provinces) gather together for our central area conference. It’s a time of food, friendship, reports and Bible teaching and we’ve really been looking forward to it. We were particularly Read more…

Home help

We’ve got a big challenge before us with learning the Kovol language and planting a Church. It’s easy to fill post after post commenting on the hardships as they come. The scale of the challenge means our mission has also taken steps to support us in numerous ways. I could Read more…

We’re still going

We’ve entered a marathon in taking on this ministry of Church planting. This language learning section of it is pretty tiring and there are times (like last week) when I hit a low ebb in my energy and encouragement. Like the tides, it comes and goes, with the most important Read more…