Fun Facts

Budget Creativity 101: Dog Food

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Blog, Fun Facts | 1 comment

Budget Creativity 101:  Dog Food

It’s an amazing fact of life.  People and dogs eat food with the continual knowledge that they will have to eat again soon.  Thinking on such things will only land someone in the book of Ecclesiastes asking, why!  Part of our role as support for the team in the bush requires dogs.  I’m sure if we were sledding in the Alaskan wilderness they would have a different purpose but here in the town of Madang they are for security.  Papua New Guinea has a continual reputation for thieves (or rascals as they call them here).  The simplest way to address this is with guard dogs.  At the...

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Flyover to PNG

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Blog, Fun Facts, Video | Comments Off on Flyover to PNG

Flyover to PNG

Watch a Google Earth flyover from Chandler, AZ to Papua New Guinea and get a sense of where the Lehmans, Dodds, and Canns will be sharing the good news of Jesus...

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Joey is Coming! Joey is Coming!

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Blog, Fun Facts | Comments Off on Joey is Coming! Joey is Coming!

Joey is Coming! Joey is Coming!

Joey has an unquenchable thirst for coconuts… and I mean unquenchable!  When we arrived in Madang one of the first things that we did was get to the market to purchase coconuts (kokonus).  Jim and I started joking that the locals were going to have to chop down palm trees to supply the demand.  The next day the landscapers arrived at the SIL guesthouse property and fell 3 trees!  Coincidence ~ I think not! Something that was amazing regarding fresh coconuts in PNG.  Young coconuts are so full of water they nearly spray it out from the pressure inside when cut open.  We were able to...

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Water Temperature

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Blog, Fun Facts | Comments Off on Water Temperature

Water Temperature

Since Madang is a costal town it makes me curious what the temperature of the water is.  The article below is a snippet from a diving website discussing the water in PNG – Enjoy! The waters around Port Moresby and Eastern Fields are noticeably cooler than other areas due to current streams circulating up from southern latitudes. Temperatures can range between 74-87 deg F (24-28 deg C). A full wet suit with a minimum of 1/4 inch or 3mm is recommended, as well as a dive skin plus hood. Therefore you can dive and photograph until your hearts content with being chilled by days end. The...

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Recent Earthquakes

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Blog, Fun Facts | Comments Off on Recent Earthquakes

Recent Earthquakes

Extra, Extra – Read all about it! There have been a few recent earthquakes in PNG’s surrounding islands.  Currently New Brittan was hit with a 7.2 magnitude quake.  You can follow this at the earthquake-report.com.  Papua New Guinea  frequently has earthquakes, as well as occasional volcanic eruptions.   The greatest concern when there is a earthquake is the possibility of a tsunami following shortly after. This most recent quake happened at 6:30 AM local time.  Could you imagine this being your alarm...

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EE-Taow! The Mouk Story

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Blog, Fun Facts | Comments Off on EE-Taow! The Mouk Story

This is one inspiring video that I was exposed to in pursuing missions: EE-Taow. This brief video put together by New Tribes Mission captures in a nutshell what we desire to accomplish in the tribes of Papua New Guinea. I would encourage you to make 30 mins of time to watch this video and be encouraged.    Published on Nov 23, 2012 THIS VIDEO IS THE SOLE PROPERTY OF NEW TRIBES MISSION AND ALL CREDIT GOES TO NEW TRIBES MISSION FOR THIS VIDEO. THIS IS FROM A VHS RELEASED IN 1999. THIS IS THE STORY OF NEW TRIBES MISSION GOING TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA TO “SAVE” THE PEOPLE OF THE...

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