Jonathan, Susan and Mikenna Kopf have finished their required quarantine period on returning to Papua New Guinea and have moved into a rental house at the mission centre near the town of Goroka. They are thankful for a comfortable house and furnishings and that it also has a great downstairs office space that has allowed them to quickly return to work with Hewa translation and lesson preparation.
Mikenna has successfully transitioned into the Christian school, is already making many friends, and has adjusted well.
Jonathan and Susan are happy to re-unite with two Hewa young men who have moved out of Hewa in order to continue their education. They are super proud of their continued progress and are very happy they are living close enough that Jonathan and Susan will be able to see them each week. Back in their early days, one of these young men was the most faithful boy to help them learn the Hewa language, and was later one of the first to trust Christ for forgiveness and a relationship with his Creator.
Jonathan flew out to the Hewa tribe this week and plans to stay there long enough for Susan and Mikenna to join him on Mikenna’s first school break in October. They are eagerly looking forward to being back with their Hewa friends and continuing with ministry. Jonathan has been able to write lessons to teach First and Second Peter so he hopes to teach those books together with the Hewa elders and then to continue with translation of the New Testament. Please pray for wonderful discipleship opportunities and that the believers will eagerly soak in the truths of 1 & 2 Peter.
Jonathan and Susan are deeply grateful for your partnership with them through prayer in reaching the Hewa tribal people with the love of Jesus. Thank you!