For the past month we have been in the highlands of Papua New Guinea at Ukarumpa. It has taken us a while to get used to being at over 5,000 feet above sea level. As we walked up where the house was located where we stayed we would have to stop often to catch our breath. After being here for a while we are not doing as much huffing and puffing as we did when we first arrived. One of the benefits of being at this altitude is the cooler weather. It is in the 70’s year round. It is easy to get comfortable here. At night we even have a fire in the fireplace to take the chill off the house and heat the water for showers if there was not much sun to heat the water from the solar panels. The house we stayed in belongs to two single ladies that we are working with in the New Ireland Translation Institute (NITI). They don’t come up often so it was available for us to use.
The Scripture Use Conferences seems to have been a success. We met with church leaders from all over the country to open dialogue with them about how to make better use of the translated Word of God in local languages and the training that is available to help in this. We were so pleased with the response. We have already started plans for a local conference in New Ireland. Pray that the plans will come together.
We are endeavoring to do better with our communications. We are attempting to send our regular email newsletters as well as keeping the website updated. This will let our supports know best how to pray for us that the Lord will empower us in our work in Papua New Guinea. If you have are not receiving our newsletter please click on the button on the left and supply use with your email address. We are the only ones who will make use of it and will treasure it.