Teenagers? World-changers? Same difference.

It's been a full season for us - our trip to America, coming back and boarding the YWAM Medical Ship for outreach in the Western Province of PNG, and then returning to home base for teaching-teaching-teaching. As soon as we returned to Australia, I (Adriel) had the privilege of being the guest speaker on two [...]

Wondering what to do with your sewing scraps?

Watching people receive their first pair of prescription eyeglasses or reading glasses in our optometry clinics in Papua New Guinea was incredible. The immediate twinkle of joy in their eyes was tangible and contagious. It's easy to take for granted simple things like knowing that every morning I wake up, put in my contact lenses, [...]

Introducing Umi and Project Baby Bilum

Meet baby Umi: When I met Umi she was eleven weeks old and weighed just under five pounds. At an age where babies are normally holding their heads up, beginning to roll over, smiling, and babbling, Umi had not yet reached my son’s birth weight and was barely able to grasp onto my finger. Umi’s [...]

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 [...]