Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bible Dedication

The Yopno New Testament was dedicated this past August. Wes and Leann
raised two children while they were in PNG working with the Yopno people.
Their children, along with an in-law and grandchild, were able to return to
PNG for the dedication. Wes and Leann spent over 20 years working on the
translation, and just returned to the U.S this month to begin a new phase of
their life.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Back to Ukarumpa

Ukarumpa from the air

In Madang

While in Madang, Doug visited the market, which is a lot bigger and has more
of a selection than our market in Ukarumpa.

Martin and his family

Doug was able to visit with Martin, one of the national translators we've
talked about in our newsletters. Approximately 4 months ago, Martin fell
off the roof of his village house and ended up with a compression fracture
in his back. He needs to stay in Madang for at least another 6 weeks before
he can attempt the boat trip of 3 hours out to his village. His wife and
little girl, Karisma, who is Tia's age are staying with him in Madang,
because Karisma was just recently hospitalized for malaria. A few years
ago, Karisma also had heart surgery for a congenital heart defect. Martin
is anxious to get back to his village because he has 2 other little boys at
home whom he hasn't seen since June, when he had the accident.

Flight to Madang

Yesterday, Doug had the opportunity to fly to Madang (a city on the coast of
PNG) for the day. It was over a year ago that we were all in Madang. To
drive it would take at least 6 hours depending on the roads. It's a
beautiful drive, but the roads aren't always the greatest to travel on.

Tia's 7th birthday

October 1 Tia celebrated her 7th birthday.