With full hearts we return

We’re home… but I can honestly say I wish we weren’t.

Of course it’s always wonderful to be back in the comfort of your own environment, but our time in Papua New Guinea was so special that it’s a little hard to accept that it’s over. (For now.)

I have a thousand stories and images and thoughts and impressions. I learned so much and was so inspired. I fell in love and I stood in awe.

For now my heart is still too full to know how to summarize all of it, but I will say this – thank you for praying and believing with us. This family outreach was incredible on so many levels.

As I’m able I’ll be posting stories here, on my other blog, and on the YWAM Ships website so keep an eye out for those.

Already I’ve posted several stories on the YWAM Ships website: Giving Birth in the Mud, Equipping Local Health Care Workers to Test and Treat Malaria, and Maternal Care on the Banks of the Bamu.

I’ve also published Bokoro’s Story on my blog – the most personally impacting story from our time there, as well as Umi’s Story & Project Baby Bilum and Josephine’s Story and the need for clean water. These stories (and the accompanying images) need to be heard and shared. I hope you’ll take some time to “meet” Bokoro, Umi, and Josephine, pray for them and others like them, and consider your own life and how you can make a difference.

If you’d like to see PNG in more images rather than words, I’ve posted a photo album on facebook full of beauty and little excerpts about the people we met and ministered to.

Thanks again for encouraging us in this journey. It’s a joy and honor to be a part of building this nation.

Love, Adriel for the Bookers

Please take a few minutes to watch this powerful video. It will give you a much better idea of what we get up to in PNG. Just be warned, it might make you a little teary!

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