Thursday, March 26, 2009

Exciting news!

I have some exciting news to share! I’m engaged J Wow! You may say, this is fast…well, not really. I met Jamie Halverson at my orientation course when I first arrived in Papua New Guinea in August of 2007. He was on staff at the course. His normal job here is as a pilot serving in PNG. We began dating last fall. From the very beginning when I met Jamie, I was impressed with his love for other people—desire to help and serve them, and his desire to please God and draw closer in relationship to Him. So, when Jamie asked me to marry him on March 14th, I was very happy to say, “yes!”

We are still trying to figure out wedding plans, plans for meeting each other’s families (he’s from Wisconsin), and plans for furlough—so we would be glad for your prayers as we make those decisions.

I’m looking forward to serving in Papua New Guinea for a long time with Jamie; and I can’t wait to see how God can use us together to see changed lives as the people of PNG are transformed by the power of God’s Word!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


The day before I left Alotau (after the close of VITAL) to return to Ukarumpa we had a really cool happening…a helicopter landed in our “back yard”. The helicopter had gone to Fergusson Island (smallish island off the southeastern coast of PNG) to pick up a couple doing translation out there. They overnighted at the Alotau Regional Center, so the best place to park was in the big grassy area out back.

The clothes on the clothesline under the house got a great deal of wind during takeoff...some even ended up blowing off the line and to the far side of the house!

I missed the landing, but it was really cool to be able to watch them take off the next morning…and a bunch of our neighbor kids thought so too!

preparing for takeoff as many eyes watch

Friday, March 13, 2009


It was a funny thought to me when recently I called out to my neighbor, Liz, “Hey, do you have a mouse?” and I realized that I really ought to clarify that I meant “computer mouse” and not the furry kind! I’ve never lived anywhere before where I needed to make that distinction, hee!