We Are Home…And So Is Dad

Just before we left PNG, our church family and many we dearly love in PNG said good bye to us. We left PNG and arrived safely back in the States and are now on furlough until after the first of the year. God provided for us to spend time with family and get a little rest in first before getting busy with ministry. Time with family has been precious. Jan’s dad’s health continued to decline. He made sure of his salvation 8 days before God took him home. Thank you as we heard from so many people who were praying. Paul reminds us in Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

The Bena Men’s meetings are scheduled for October 8-12. Our teammates have updated us that there has been lots of excitement and 300+ men may be in attendance in these evangelistic meetings! Please pray.

In 1884, German New Guinea was created and made up the northern portion of New Guinea. The southeastern portion of the island became British New Guinea. In 1906, the control of British New Guinea transferred to the newly independent Commonwealth of Australia and was renamed Territory of Papua. In 1949, Australia established a joint administration over both territories called the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. And more recently in September 16th 1975, Papua New Guinea gained its independence from Australia. Many celebrations occurred throughout the island nation for Independence Day.

Schedule
Sept 30 Grace Church Lebanon, IN
Oct. 21 Mechanicsburg Christian Church, Mechanicsburg, IN
Oct. 26-28 Missionary Christmas First Baptist Church Rochester, MI
November 25 First Baptist Church Rochester, MI

If you would like to schedule a meeting to learn more about PNG for yourself or for your church, please let us know. Thank you for continually going before the throne room on our behalf, praying for us and our family.

Your missionaries to PNG,
Phil and Jan Smith
John 1:29
ABWE #0135781

Address in PNG:
ABWE
Phil and Jan Smith
P.O. Box 456
Goroka, EHP, 441
Papua New Guinea

Address at home:
Phil and Jan Smith
2515 Countryside Dr.
Lebanon, In. 46052

Sending church:
Parkside Bible Church
7950 N. Co. Road 650 E.
Brownsburg, IN 46112
317-852-3101

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