Hello All. 2020 has certainly been an extraordinary year. I usually come home after the school year in PNG in order to see my family in the US and to allow the village to function and do the ministry without me. I had no idea when I came home in November that I would still be sitting here in Boise in October 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am locked down in my home in Boise, Idaho. The border to Papua New Guinea is closed and they are not allowing international flights into the country. Due to amazing technology, I communicate almost daily with people from the village. Villagers either use their cell phones to contact me via the app called Whatsapp, or sometimes through Facebook when they go into Wewak. I am so happy the ministry in Hauna is continuing so strongly. The faithfulness of our donors has allowed us to send the needed monthly funds to continue all the ministries. The only thing that is not happening in Hauna in my absence is the education of the 11th and 12th graders. We have someone in the village who is getting the training to take this part over. In the meantime, I’m little lonely and pretty bored in Boise and can’t wait to see my friends again in Hauna.

– Shirley