Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Last Sunday 7 people were baptized! It was wonderful!

Here is the path down to the water..

This pic was taken on Saturday, so no, that's not someone getting baptized, its just someone having a bath... 

After the baptism, the church had a mumu... that is a feast in PNG... they kill a pig, and make this fire pit, that you see here, and roast the pig, sweet potatoes (they call them kaukau... pronounced, 
cow-cow) and tapiok... thats a root of a tree, and other stuff, and then roast it for awhile, and then cook rice and boiled bananas... As we were dishing the mumu onto people's plate, some people were only getting pig fat for meat, and you could still see roasted pig hair in it... it was pretty awful looking, but they were all excited to get it!! So that's what matters I guess!!!

Anyways, here is Jim, on the left , and Michael, on the Right, readying the mumu place...

Sunday morning, we had a lot of visitors for the baptism!! We couldn't get everyone in the pic, but you get the basic idea... I think there were about 200 people there in all..

Here are the nationals giving there testimonies of salvation... 
from left to right ( Jim, Philemon, Micheal, his wife Jacqueline, Sister Fay, Hannah, and Jim's wife, Cathy.)

Here they are at the baptism sight.

As you can see, they put a tarp in the water to cut down a little on the dirt and muck...

People here throw crushed flowers in the water as people are getting baptized.. So that's whats floating in the water.

Here is Cathy getting baptized.

And here is Philemon..

And this is some of the reception line waiting to hug all the people that got baptized!

Thank you for taking the time to pray for these people, and for the baptism! Please continue to pray that the Lord will keep them faithful, and serving him!! 

The Boys

Here are just some pics of the boys during the last couple of weeks! They are so much fun, and certainly keep us running all day, it seems... :-) 

Our goofy little Paul! We never know what we will find him doing next... yesterday i found him sleeping in his bed with a teething ring hooked on his nose, and he was fast asleep!!

Little Elisha, now sometimes called by his middle name- Hudson,  because many of the nationals here can't pronounce Elisha... Anyways he's a happy, smiley little guy, and is starting to coo, and is so sweet!

Paul riding the trash can and wearing Lishie's hat. 

 Paul just running around outside... his favorite thing to do, besides helping Daddy!!

Elisha is now almost 3 months!

Paul and his friend, Jeron, in the background... Jeron is only about three weeks older than Paul ... 

I was able to find Paul a swim suit with swimmers inside the suit! It works great, and we got it for free at a mission station about 2 hrs away! It was such a blessing, since Paul loves water, and doesn't think there is any danger in just jumping into the brook...

And here's our little smiley Lishie again!

Outreach to Anasina Village

The last few weeks have been full with baptism classes, outreach, new convert classes, and many other things, but we did snap a few pictures, hope you all ENJOY!!

Here we are, going on outreach! Tim's taking the pic so he's not in it...

When we got to the village, several guys were sitting around a fire making spears.
Here's a pic of someones bow and arrows...

Paul isn't afraid of anyone, and walks right up to them, and starts shaking hands and saying, "Morning"!

Heres  one of the spear heads one guy was making... 

Here is everyone that went on outreach that day.... they are sitting on our back porch..