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RVA Summer Happenings

Updated: Oct 23, 2019

We are writing an update to you today with full hearts and tired bodies! We arrived back in country the middle of May and have been blessed by SO MANY people in the last 9 weeks.  Through a little bit of meal planning, project planning, logistic coordinating, and a whole lot of prayer, this is a little overview of what the LORD has done so far this summer in and through your prayers.  For pictures and video of the progress, please visit 

> Kelley’s dad, Ken Taggart, was such a sweet blessing the last two months. 

> The Lockwood team arrived and were able to do a lot of the initial grunt work and lay a firm foundation on the first RVA teacher’s house…even erecting some walls before they headed back to California. It was a pleasure to spend time with them again and our new friends, the Butler family.

> Corey Murray arrived from KY and has been a “Jill of all trades” here fitting into every job that we throw at her…and keeps smiling.

> Mark and Holly Woodard and the ITF Kitchen staff helped with meals and welcomed all of our teams to their overflowing tables. Thankful for other missionaries who come alongside and encourage us along the way with word and deed.

> Janie Miles is a veteran missionary and has worked over 30 years with the Interface program here in PNG and she donated some small computers and reading pads to RVA.

> The Broadway Baptist team from TN came in like a tropical typhoon and took the RVA teacher house project through the roof….literally!  By the time they left the house had a beautiful “shell” and our hearts were full of the encouragement and laughter and love that they had brought to the RVA project.

> Joshua and Amelia, our Itutang coworkers have been spending any extra off hours down helping out and their constant prayers and encouragement keep our spirits lifted and our hearts ready to work.

> The Krobels, Garry and Sylvia, have been a blessing as they work beside us as NTMPNG Madang Tagog Centre Managers and support the RVA project with prayer, friendship, and purchasing advice. This has been a HUGE blessing as we seek to spend the donated finances wisely.

> The Peacheys, Mike and Cherie, came at just the right time and encouraged us with their gifts and abilities to finish things well!  Mike worked on doors, windows, and everything detail and Cherie sewed curtains for the teacher house…and then helped with sewing for the Madang Tagog Centre as well.  They have definitely left their fingerprints on the people and projects here in Madang.  

> Other missionaries here in PNG have been coming and going and encouraging with their words…and sometimes by jumping in and swinging a hammer (or a staple gun) with us.  We are blessed.

> The church in Inapang is doing well and has built a new meeting house! We can’t wait to worship with them again in a few short weeks!! They will also be sending a team out to help with erecting a security fence later this summer. Thankful for this PNG “home team”!


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