Thanksgiving morning we prayed that God would lead us to just the right person to take care of Titus after we leave. Someone who would love him and in turn Titus would become their watch dog. You have to remember that we are in PNG….it’s a whole different world for animals here.
So, that afternoon Tim tells our Pastor that we’ve been praying for a home for Titus and would he pray about it with us. His sweet wife speaks up and says “we don’t need to pray about it….this is an answer to OUR prayers!” So, while we were praying for a home for Titus they were praying that God would bring them a dog…..
This is Titus & Richard (our Pastor’s grandson) who has come to join his grandparents on the mission field and go through the Bible College here. Titus & Richard have become fast friends and Tim & I have peace knowing that God handpicked this family. Our concerns are His concerns…and our sweet Titus is precious & valuable in Gods eyes too!
Thank you to all those who prayed for Titus!
Tucked away in a little village along the eastern shore we completely missed celebrating Thanksgiving as we recorded God’s word in the Lote language last year….This year we made up for it!
Our Pastor – We are thankful for Pastor his wife. They have been serving faithfully here in PNG for over 30 years. Only God could have lead us to this wonderful Baptist Church that would become the source of feeding our spirit with solid teachings straight from the Bible. Being a fellow American (wontok) they created a Thanksgiving feast and we thanked God for his great abundance in our lives.
Our Friends – That night we were invited to another Thanksgiving by dear friends from Australia, Germany & Papua New Guinea that wanted to help us celebrate. We are so thankful for their friendships, cultural teachings, listening ear and sharing their passion of Kokopo with us. Through some really hard times…these were the friends that picked us up and showered us in love.
Our Staff – The next day we had a PNG style Thanksgiving. The Kokopo center is the heart of where so much work for Christ is being done to glorify Him. From multiple language translation projects, dubbing the Jesus film into the different languages, to audio Bible recordings and so much more…for this to happen we provide a place for everyone to come together. A clean, organized, safe location with water & electricity. A place where you can feel God’s presence and see His beauty all around you. It’s been our act of worship to work tirelessly on your behalf through Christ and with an amazing staff. We are so thankful for Lati, Nelson & Bob. To work beside them. Their integrity, commitment and desire to show the love of Christ in all they do.
Sitting in a banana boat heading across the sea, the person behind me asked about my life jacket. You see, I was the only one on the boat wearing one. Through this simple question I got to share with him the message of salvation.
I wear this life jacket to keep me safe in rough waters, to protect me from drowning if this boat capsizes, but it will only save me if I put on the life jacket & wear it. Much like God’s word. I can own a Bible but if I don’t open it an apply God’s Word to my life what good is it? The only way to truly be safe for all eternity is to apply His word to my life through a relationship with Christ. Putting on the full armor of God every day! Jesus is my life jacket!