When I heard a loud crack and felt the sudden shift of the car while crossing the simple bush bridge, I thought this must be God’s daily lesson in flexibility. Living in Papua New Guinea, like many places in the world, requires a lot of flexibility. Organization, timeliness, and efficiency are all of secondary importance … More Building Bridges (By: Matt)
At 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon Emmanuel hobbled into my office in the outpatient department with the assistance of two other men. Without shoes and smelling of smoke from the fire he slept next to, Emmanuel had traveled three days and passed two other hospitals to reach Kudjip. Emmanuel had been suffering from pain in … More Life and Death in PNG (By Matt)
Starting work at Kudjip Hospital has required a steep learning curve. It is the beginning of my second week working in the hospital and I have already seen things I have only read about in textbooks. This week, I have been working with the surgical team which includes Dr. Sheryl Uyeda (who is in … More My First C-Section (By Matt)
A three day walk through the jungles of Papua New Guinea was now the only way out. After 40 hours of travel to Kudjip Hospital in Papua New Guinea we were sent for 8 days of “cultural orientation” by plane with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) to Dusin, PNG. Dusin is a small, remote … More Hello from the Other Side (By Matt)
This afternoon, we will be heading for Kudjip Hospital in Papua New Guinea. We will be traveling a total of 40 hours on four different flights, before a short drive to Kudjip. Our time in PNG will begin with a cultural orientation. A little over a day after we arrive, we will be flown on … More Goodbye America!
The countdown has begun! We have 27 days left in the U.S.! If you would like to hear more about what we’re doing, we have a Philadelphia District Tour scheduled for next week. See the schedule below and join us one day…we’d love to see you! Sunday, October 22, 2017 … More 27 Days
Written by Tammy In July, our family attended ten days of orientation and training with Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA) and World Medical Mission (WMM). Our training was extremely comprehensive, covering many dimensions of serving overseas. Two out of our ten days were spent in security training, where we navigated our way through numerous … More The Normal Now (By Tammy)
I had the chance to share a little bit with our local Christian radio station (WCTL). It is a short summary of what we will be doing in PNG. You can hear it by going to this website… http://www.wctl.org/wake-up-call-wake-up-to-missions-2017/
(By Matt) The more Tammy and I learn about Papua New Guinea (PNG), the more we see why God has called us to this country. There are a lot of physical and spiritual needs in PNG and Kudjip Hospital is doing amazing work in one of the most underserved areas of the world. The Medical … More PNG Health Stats & Kudjip Hospital Facts!
Recently I was lying awake in bed thinking about everything that has to be accomplished in the upcoming year before we board the plane for PNG. As I was lying there annoyed that I couldn’t sleep, it occurred to me that the last time I experienced this many sleepless nights due to anxiety was…PREGNANCY. The … More Becoming a Parent vs. Becoming a Missionary (By Tammy)