My Ministry in PNG

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My wife and I have been in Goroka, Papua New Guinea for 22 years.  I have been working as an aircraft mechanic and my wife has been filling positions in various departments from admin in our aviation department, running the mission compound housing, working in the school as a secretary and later as board of management chairperson, working in the medical clinic pharmacy to finally working in the finance office.

Changing props in the jungle

My ministry has taken me to many locations in this beautiful country.  From the volcano at the beautiful coast around Rabaul to the steaming jungle of the lowlands interiors, and up in the rugged mountains of the highlands.  Just get on

Rabaul Volcano in back

Google Maps and you can see for yourself the beauty and diversity of this island nation.

We have to do everything to maintain the planes. There are no service stations here to do the

work for you.  From painting the airplanes to any repairs necessary, we have to do them ourselves.  In a country where the weather is unpredictable and the terrain is dense with mountains and jungles, your plane must reach its destination.  There are no roads to where we need to travel to take the Gospel to the tribes (neither is there a road to the capitol from where we live).  We have loved raising our family here over the years and will continue to support the work of reaching tribal peoples with the gospel of Christ.

Now we are serving the Lord and our

New Chapter in our lives

mission by working in the capitol city of the country as liaison between the mission and the PNG governmental offices that we are responsible to.  We assist people with their passport renewal needs and we also greet and assist missionaries as they need help to transition through the airports upon their arrivals and departures.

One of my favorite things to do on the side is to teach God’s Word to individuals and churches here in Port Moresby using the Firm Foundations Chronological Bible study method.  By taking people from cover to cover sequentially through the Bible, the bigger picture of how all the doctrines fit together are more easily understood.  Topical study has it’s place in Bible schools, but to individuals where the Bible has not been taught to them from their early childhood; the Chronological approach gives them the proper framework to place the topics together like a puzzle while looking at the finished picture on the box lid.

The temperature and humidity levels are much higher than we are used to in the highlands but we are assured that we will acclimate in time.  However the shopping is great here in the stores of the capitol which even have some American products available.  Port Moresby is a growing city which just constructed it’s first Cinema complex.  Hurray for Hollywood… simple pleasures.

Should you find yourself in Port Moresby, look me up.

Steve

2 Responses to My Ministry in PNG

  1. Leo Seher says:

    Very efficiently written post. It will be useful to everyone who usess it, including me. Keep doing what you are doing – looking forward to more posts.

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