Koen and Anne-Laure Verdonck serve in Papua New Guinea. Koen and the aviation team are mainly working from home at the moment. There are still cargo flights for the tribal missionaries but all that is also greatly reduced because of Covid. It is very hard to fly missionaries around at the moment and they all need a Covid test just before flying. That is very hard to do.
Koen recently suffered from a kidney stone. Eight years ago they travelled to Australia for Koen to have an operation to remove one. They are thankful for answered prayer that this time the stone cleared, especially as they could not travel to Australia due to Covid.
Thank you for praying for more pilots and mechanics. Just recently three pilots and one mechanic and their families arrived in PNG. They were in quarantine and are now in orientation and language learning. In the past, Koen and Anne-Laure’s son Joshua was responsible to teach and train the new pilots for flying in PNG. Another pilot is now trained to do that. He will soon start training these new pilots. God answered your prayers.
Koen and Anne-Laure have had more work with member care over the last few months. They are very thankful to be able to serve in PNG at this time of Covid.
They are thankful that the work in tribal areas keeps going and that people are hearing the Word.
The North Waghi people have one more book to go and their New Testament will be translated.
The Lamogai team is working hard on translating some more books of the Old Testament.