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 [...]

It’s true. We’re boarding a ship and taking the entire family to Papua New Guinea.

We believe with our whole hearts that the entire family is called to make a difference in the world. Yes, we just unpacked our bags… but we’re getting ready to pack them up again!! In two-and-a-half weeks we head to Papua New Guinea to live on board this thing for a stint: (How cool—and crazy—is [...]

What in the world is happening in PNG??

The YWAM Medical Ship has now been in Papua New Guinea for just over a month with this year’s outreaches. The teams of volunteers are doing great. Ryan and I can’t wait to join them aboard the ship with the boys in August! Here are some stories and updates from May in PNG: Post-partum mum [...]