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Saying good-bye to Matt Dodd, for a time.

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on Saying good-bye to Matt Dodd, for a time.

Saying good-bye to Matt Dodd, for a time.

Matt Dodd is at his heavenly home, but it has been a weighty week. For those that did not hear, our beloved friend and bother in Christ, Matt Dodd passed away on Tuesday, July 18th.  He left behind his wife Cameron and their four children:  Susanna, Benaiah, Onesimus & Mary. The emotions have been mixed for us:  Joy coupled with sorrow and hope with sadness.  I know how we are feeling is same as some of you who are reading.  With seasons of trial it is always wise to remind ourselves of what is TRUE!  I wanted to share some truths we have been dwelling on in light of this sobering news....

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Lehman Furlough 2017

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on Lehman Furlough 2017

Lehman Furlough 2017

Furlough:  October 2017 – July 2018 To say our blog and website have been neglected would be an understatement.  This is my first post in the last five months… Rest assured, we are alive and well in Madang.  Lord willing the topic of furlough will be a good way to break the silence. I remember setting foot in Madang.  It was December 6th 2014.  Our family was tired, excited and ready to get to work.  The idea of furlough was so far in the distance.  Thankfully, we had plenty to do before furlough and praise the Lord we have been busy…  Well, like all things in life the...

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Resting and working in Madang

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on Resting and working in Madang

Resting and working in Madang

It has been a busy couple of weeks since we got back from the visit with the Canns in Mareroro.  Knox got sick the day we left and I got sick just two days after him.  In fact, the first week back in Madang was one of the most unproductive we have had in a lot time.  It was very discouraging but showed us we needed to add “resting” to the calendar.  Praise the Lord he is sovereign over such circumstances and we are called to be faithful in the midst of them. After that tiring week the following week was very productive.  The kids wanted to shoot the bow and arrows in the...

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Children’s Presentation at EBC

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on Children’s Presentation at EBC

Children’s Presentation at EBC

Encouraged by our Kids Our kids participated in a Children’s Sunday service at our local Church in Madang.  Over time we have come to enjoy being a part of this local body.  It has already been over a year since we became regular participants in the body at EBC and we are encouraged to participate in various programs.  The kids practiced what they needed to say for 6 weeks.  The result was them doing a great job in the presentation!  Oh, and it was all in Tok Pisin!  ...

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It’s already Wednesday!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Blog, Family, Logistics | 1 comment

It’s already Wednesday!

It has been an exciting week at the Lehman house and it is only Wednesday!  Here are a few events from the week. I was able to help SIL with a translator’s house in Madang.  Brad and Faith Halverson are the SIL Center Managers and I told Brad I would love to help with the project.  We headed out with Simon Sammie up the coast highway then down a dirt road going West for 20 mins.  We finished sheathing the interior with plywood then trimmed the edges with some furrings trips.  Brad and Simon have some work left to complete but they should be done this weekend.  The SIL missionary will...

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School is done… for a little while

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog, Family | 1 comment

School is done… for a little while

If you are reading this from the Northern Hemisphere my guess is you are shocked at how late school is getting out here in PNG.  Then again, we do homeschool so Lorie sets the schedule for school.  It has been a great year of school for the kids and Lorie and I talk often about how God is growing our kids minds.  Greer has finished 2nd grade!  Belle has finished Kindergarten and Knox is done with Pre-school! Learning how to homeschool our kids has been a trial and error process.  Thus far Lorie has been the primary teacher.  She organizes and plans all the lessons and curriculum for each...

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