It is good to be back home again in Indiana. I had a wonderful time on my sabbatical. While in Papua New Guinea I taught the “Doctrine of Holiness” class at the Melanesia Nazarene Bible College in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Our pastor at Southport, Bill Swesey served for several years as the Principal of the Bible College. To get there, I flew from Indianapolis…Read More
Papua New Guinea: A Couple of Projects
My trip to Papua New Guinea was indeed a life-changing experience. I was able to see things and experience things that never would have happened had I not been in PNG for 5 weeks. While there the Lord gave me a vision and a passion for the work of our church in that country. The work is progressing, and people are being won to the Lord, believers are…Read More
Finally I reach the Highlands!
Mt Hagen is the third largest city in Papua New Guinea, with over 50,000 residents. Hagen is the capital of the Western Highlands Province, located in the fertile Wahgi valley in the central part of the country. It is 5500 feet above sea level, compared to Indianapolis which is less than 1000 feet above sea level. Hagen is in the central part of Papua New Guinea where the…Read More
The last mile of the way
The flight to Hagen is delayed. Sitting in a large room, the gates at the Jackson International Airport for domestic travel within Papua New Guinea are somewhat imaginary. There is one door. Someone announces what flight is leaving, and you line up and walk outside for a good a brisk walk. Attendants direct you to your airplane. You then must navigate up a steep portable staircase that felt…Read More
From Point A to Point….
In consultation with Jeff Myers missionary serving in Papua New Guinea, I was directed to a travel agent that has made numerous travel arrangements for people traveling to that part of the world. I contacted Jan, and she began working on my flight itinerary. When it was in place, I would fly 11 legs on an airplane from Indianapolis back to Indianapolis. It would actually end…Read More
From Indianapolis to Papua New Guinea and Fiji and back to the USA
Reflecting on the past couple of months: I wrote impressions, diary-type entries and conversations and events I did not want to forget. For the next few weeks, I will be sharing some of my experiences, the people I met and observations from my sabbatical season. After I decided that I would go to Papua New Guinea for my sabbatical to teach at Melanesia Nazarene Bible College and visit…Read More
The Road Less Travelled
In a few days I will be leaving for the South Pacific. I will be stopping albeit briefly at an airport a couple of times in Australia. I will be spending the bulk of time in Papua New Guinea and then a few days in Fiji, and then a few days in my country trying to get a little rest as well. I am taking a sabbatical.…Read More
No Two Sundays Exactly the Same!!
My Sundays are the same, but different. I am usually in a different church or two each Sunday. Most of the time I preach. I conduct board meetings, meet with pastors and a host of other activities. Since the end of the General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene, we have hosted a few of the delegates as they prepare to return home. Our Indianapolis district and Camp Camby…Read More