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Pictures of 2016


Telling Stories at Fireplace NafimpaFamily is a really big thing in PNG. So when some of our family members came by for a visit, a big feast was held in their honor in the village of Nafimpa.  One church friend has a new child.  What real gold looks like. Travel scenery and a PNG missionary send-off to Indonesia.  More.
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Pictures of 2015


Ramu River bamboo floating bridgeWhen a primary road bridge collapsed, the Aiyura Valley and beyond were cut off from supply routes and access to Kainantu town services.  Although cars and trucks could not cross the river, enterprising locals created floating bamboo bridges for people to cross over the river. More events.
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Pictures of 2014


Arop-Lokep Dusk at Beach2014 saw a business trip to Thailand and bush travel into the interior of PNG.  Further solar panel research to find more affordable equipment for PNGan friends.  There was a fabulous New Testament dedication on Long Island, Madang.
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Pictures of 2013


Highlands Man Carrying BoyA year marked with continued tension between two clan lines at our nearby village and an attempted resolution.  Advances in new solar tech helped to realize the dream of more affordable power.  More national training activities.
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Pictures of 2012


Gadsup Parasol2012 was a busy year once we returned from our travels.  Helen taught many at the Aiyura clinic.  Brian taught/ trained others at a national training program to equip PNGans in the use of computer and solar technology.
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Pictures of 2011


Yellow FlowerThis was the year of great travels for us across the Pacific Region and S.E. Asia.  Pictures from PNG, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia.  Whew!

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Pictures of 2010

Ocean Leaps of FaithTribal rivalries led to further decimation at the nearby village with considerable temporary housing uncertainties.  Wonderful business trips to Aitape West (tsunami site) and Madang provided a restful retreat from the tensions of the Aiyura valley.
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Pictures of 2009

Garagassi PointLife in the village was troubled this year with fierce tribal fighting between two major clans.  Several innocent ones were killed and about half the village torched to the ground.  The church stood in the gap, preaching peace without the usual cultural payback and retribution. But there were other bright moments, as you will see....
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Pictures of 2008

Curious GeorgeOur trip back to Papua New Guinea from furlough in the US. Then a business trip took Brian to Chiang Mai, Thailand.  There is quite a mix of photos and locations here, but we think you'll enjoy these PNG and Thailand photos.  On the way we stopped by to see son David, in Seattle, Washington.
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Pictures of 2007

Tapa Bark RaincoatOur year in photos, but what a year! In the beginning we were working in PNG, then ran off to a quick furlough in the States, and along the way ended up in Kenya!  There is quite a mix of photos and locations here, and we think you'll enjoy Vermont and Washington State too.
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Kenya Trip in 2007

Masai ManHonest, we really do live in Papua New Guinea, but we had this "once in a lifetime trip" to Nairobi, Kenya to attend an HIV AIDS awareness conference sponsored by the Forum of Bible Agencies, International.  That brought us to Kenya, and once there, we also took a much needed holiday (actually our delayed anniversary).  It was tremendous to go on safari and see the animals in various National Parks, including Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru.  God's Creation at its best.
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Pictures of 2006

Three Huli MenCool photos of the year as sent around the world on our weekly email list.  Themes include tribal dancing, HIV AIDS awarenes work, our 25th Anniversary in New Zealand (all right so it's not exactly PNG, but it was still fun!).  Return link is at the top of the album.
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Pictures of 2005

Tawali ReefScenes of the fabulous Daga New Testament celebrations, distant friends over for a vist, our trip to Tawali Dive Resort near Alotau, sailboarding on Lake Yonki, working at the Pacific Orientation Course (new workers coming), and village life.  Return link is at the top of the album.
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Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy — Psalm 98:8 

One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. — Psalm 145:4


The Daga Video

Traveling far and by small aircraft, we attended the New Testament dedication for the Daga People of Milne Bay Province.  A time of celebration and festivities — welcoming the historic occasion of the Scriptures arriving in their unique vernacular language.  It was an utterly awe inspiring time.  Here is a glimpse of their 10 day celebration in video form (4:30 min., Win Media Player format). Translator Daniel Jesudason speaks, and the Prime Minister makes a surprise visit. (For the sharp eyed, Brian is even captured for a sec.)

Small Screen format video (1.7Mb)

Full Screen video (48Mb)     (Broadband Users only)

Digital Photography

For the curious we are presently using an old Olympus C-740 with a 10X zoom and these can still be found online for a song.  If you have a friend or two overseas, a very special and practical gift would be to send them one of these.  We get a tremendous response to our ministry primarily because of the pictures we take.  I guess the old saying is true:  "A picture is worth a thousands words".