Monday, June 17, 2013

Kodiak #4

In January, I mentioned how God had provided for a fourth Kodiak to serve in Papua New Guinea two years before we anticipated being able to purchase it.  That aircraft arrived here in Papua New Guinea on 4 June.


Its journey began in Kansas, where ferry tanks were installed in the cabin of the aircraft so it could carry enough fuel to make the long flight across the Pacific Ocean.  Then after a layover on the west coast, its solo pilot flew it to Hawaii, the Marshall Islands and on to Port Moresby—Papua New Guinea’s capital.  One of our own pilots flew it the rest of the way home where we were eagerly watching and waving from the ground as it made a “victory lap” around our mission center.

DSC02921What an awesome thing it was to watch God bring together all the people necessary to build, fund, and transport this tool to this country.  On Thursday (13 June) the members of our branch gathered together to thank God for his provision, and to dedicate this aircraft to the Lord’s service.

As soon as we receive its PNG Certificate of Airworthiness and Certificate of Registration, (expected by the end of the month) this aircraft will join our existing fleet and continue to support Bible translation in Papua New Guinea. 

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.  --Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)

*Photo of aircraft dedication by B. Ingle

Friday, June 7, 2013

They Did It!

Another amazing school year comes to a close, and Claire and Isaiah proudly show off their Sonlight “You Did It” certificates.  They’ll be moving up to Grade 4 and Grade 2 respectively in July.


What did they like best about home schooling this year?


  • Learning to write in cursive
  • Reading “Clara and the Book Wagon” and “The Secret Valley” to Mittens (our cat)
  • Learning about ancient Egypt and Rome
  • Watching Sonlight science videos
  • Listening to Daddy read all nine of the “Little House on the Prairie” books at bedtime


  • Watching Sonlight math and science videos
  • Reading “Little Bear” and “Balto
  • Listening to Mommy read “Detectives in Togas
  • Learning about outer space and the planets in our solar system.
  • Riding my bike when other kids are in school

What don’t they like about home schooling?

  • Math (especially subtracting and dividing)
  • Copy work (Isaiah)
  • Mommy making them do school work when they’d rather play

Hmmm…well congratulations, Claire and Isaiah!  You’ve done great!