✔ Bags packed
✔ Passports and visas in hand
✔ Good byes said
✔ 1-Year Bible Certificate at Moody Bible Institute completed
✔ Airline tickets purchased
✔ All ABWE pre-field requirements completed
✔ Commissioning Service completed
✔ Car insurance cancelled
✔ Final clearance from ABWE
✔ Moved out of Bethesda’s Missions House
Next  Stop – Goroka, Papua New Guinea on May 16th at 4pm (UTC+10:00)

As we started saying our good-byes, God has been very gracious in giving us the strength right when we needed it. Saying good-bye has been difficult, we knew it would be. Below is just part of our incredible support system in the U.S. God has provided us with such an amazing family. You will see much of them here. Also included is a picture of our pastoral team at Bethesda Baptist Church, our sending church to whom we are very grateful for the incredible support and guidance. The next prayer letter we send will be from the mountains of the Eastern Highlands in Papua New Guinea, Lord willing.

Here is a quote from Dr. Gregory Gifford, one of our Moody Professors, “The path of service is often more about what God is doing to transform us and draw us closer to Him, than what He plans to do through us.” Thank you Dr. Gifford for this reminder as we pray that God draws us closer to Himself and transforms us more and more into the image of His Son Jesus Christ.


Our Pastors at Bethesda Baptist Church


Our Life Group at Bethesda Baptist Church


Our Small Group at Besthesda Baptist Church


Curry Family – Jan’s Parents


Smith Family – Phil’s Dad and Stepmom’s Side


Walton Family – Phil’s Mom and Stepdad’s Side


Jan’s Sister and Brother-In-Law


Andrew and Heather


Lauren and Aaron

Ways to stay in contact with us:

Phil and Jan Smith
P.O. Box 456
Goroka, EHP 441
Papua New Guinea

Phil: philsmithpng@abwe.cc
Jan: jansmithpng@abwe.cc

Phil: 1-765-481-0341
Jan: 1-765-481-0342

Phil: cobra_phil
Jan: jansmithpng

Phil Jan Smith

Google Hangouts:
Phil: 1-765-481-0341
Jan: 1-765-481-0342

Phone & Text:
(Phone call is free due to VOIP)
Phil: 1-765-481-0341
Jan: 1-765-481-0342

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