Some months ago the pastor of a sponsoring church in the U.S. passed our email address to pastor friend of his. This led to a series of events resulting in the anticipated arrival of a young woman from his church, to spend almost two months with us to see if this type of work is what the Lord is leading her to do long term. Her name is Emily Waldo. We are going out to the airport soon to pick her up. Around the same time, we are expecting the return of one of our son Ben’s best friends from his school days here in Ukarumpa. His name is Timothy Kukumbu. He has been trying to qualify for university, which is pretty hard to do in PNG, and is coming home for a break with his family.
These two young people searching for their life’s work remind me of my friend Sewoknai Twai in Rumginae (pictured here). He is a relatively new believer who has been fighting hard to understand what it means to be a Christian in his context. I promised him that when I return, I will engage him to teach me his language, Aekyom, which is the main local language spoken in the Rumginae and Kiunga area.
Please pray for these and other young people like them.