Friends, I’m excited to announce that after a year of hoping and praying, the Groshes and I will be going to the Kaluli village NEXT WEEK!!! We’ll live in the village from June 28th to July 12th. Pray that our time at the village is fruitful (and that I don’t get very many leaches! Haha! … Continue reading Kaluli Land, Redhead News, and a Hidden Message
Hi All! Before we begin this post, I just wanted to say how sorry I am that this post has been so long in coming. I have been hearing from Deborah and getting pictures, but just haven’t sat down to write anything… I am sure what follows will more than make up for it though–Deborah has … Continue reading Flowers and Plaid: a Girl in a New World
Hi Friends! Can you believe it has been 3 full months now since Deborah left? Deborah got back from her three week trip to Wewak shortly after her birthday. The visit and training went well, and Deborah had no fears of flying in a plane that only seated 8 people to get there and back. … Continue reading Settling in (again)!
Today is Deborah’s birthday! Of course, that means she really celebrated the day yesterday, as they are ahead of us by 16 hours in PNG. Last night, we were able to Skype (typing messages) with her, and then we even saw just a brief bit of her face and heard her voice for a couple … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Deborah!
Hi Friends! We had a precious Skype phone call with Deborah on Sunday afternoon/evening while two of my dear friends were with us for an overnight visit. (Yes, I may have had a hard time staying awake since D-Now had just finished–sorry, Deborah!) She is doing well and was then getting ready for her three week … Continue reading Wewak, VBS, and a Big Surprise!
I’m memorizing my first Bible verse in Tok Pisin. :] This is what I know so far: “Bipo, bipo tru, taim olgeta samting i no kamap yet, Tok i stap. Tok i stap wantaim God na Tok em yet i God.” – John 1:1 Before, before truly, time of all things did not come … Continue reading “Tok i stap wantaim God na Tok em yet i God”
Hi All! Today, we celebrate the birth of a perfect, spotless lamb–our Savior, who deserves all the glory and praise we can give Him and more. For Deborah, Christmas actually happened yesterday. We sent a few gifts with her, and Aunt Sylvia and Uncle Andy were kind enough to take some money for purchasing a … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Hi Friends! Can you believe that today marks one month exactly since we said “see ya later” to Deborah at the airport? Because Deborah is able to send emails more cheaply than she can access the internet, I am probably going to be uploading most of her posts for this year. From what we can tell, … Continue reading One Month Update!
Hi Friends! Deborah has sent me some pictures, and we have messaged/emailed back and forth a few times these last couple of weeks, so I will be posting an update in the next 48 hours about her journey and how everything is going. Thanks for your patience! Anna Continue reading Update Coming Soon!
The Groshes and I have had a restful and adventurous week at a homey, scenery-surrounded lodge in Cairns, Australia. The stay has been great for getting over jet leg. Besides resting, we’ve gone somewhere almost everyday this week. Tuesday 11/17/15 – We flew to Los Angeles, California and met one of Aunt Sylvia’s high school … Continue reading G’day, Mate