When missionaries first came to these islands, news did not make it back to their homeland for months. Sometimes years. Sometime never. And here we are, just two months into our work here in Mawerero, and already we get to send updates out via email and this blog. But in this modern age of high-speed internet, Google, and smart phones, waiting 2 months for news can seem like ages.
The delay has been two-fold. Settling in to life in the jungle has taken up the majority of our time and energy. And we haven’t had a reliable connection with the outside world until a week ago.
Here’s what you’ve missed:
Our move into the jungle, like most of our work here, was quite the operation. Here is our entourage landing at the airstrip in Saidor:
As of this month, we’ve finished the house-building and move-in phase of our mission. Now we begin the two-year journey of learning the Ndo language and the culture of the people here in this corner of the Finisterre Mountains. Our goal is still to proclaim the good news of God’s Word in their language and make disciples of Jesus among this little nation of Ndo speakers. Please continue to pray for us and the people of Mawerero. They have loved us so well through these seasons of house-building and moving. And we have grown in our love for them. Pray that the people here would come to know and love the Lord Jesus, knowing full well that it is not because they loved him first, but that he loved them and sent his son to be a propitiation for their sins (1 John 4:10, 19).
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