The Top 10 Questions People Ask Us
10. Where are you? We thought you were gone to Papua New Guinea.
We’re not in PNG yet! We did leave Texas a month ago. We’re currently in Michigan, talking to supporters and family.
9. Where is PNG, anyway? I thought it was in Africa.
That’s understandable. There are three countries in Africa with the word “guinea” in it: Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea. However, the country we’re going to, Papua New Guinea, is on the other side of the planet, in the south Pacific. It’s north of Australia and east of Indonesia.
8. Are your boys going, too?
Our boys are full-grown: one is married, one is attending the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), and one is moving in with Steve’s parents in Michigan. We’re going to PNG as empty-nesters.
7. Will they come visit you?
Daniel and his wife Anna have talked about visiting us. The other two boys aren’t interested in going overseas again.
6. How long are you gone for?
The visas are good for three years. We’ll probably have a reason for coming home before then, though.
5. Where will you live?
We are currently planning to live in Wewak, but that could change.
4. What kind of place will you live in?
We don’t know.
3. What kind of food will you eat?
We don’t know.
2. What’s the climate like?
It depends. PNG is near the equator and it’s tropical on the coast. Think palm trees. It has 80% humidity and 80+ degrees (F) on a good day. Up in the mountains at 5,000 feet, the climate is more temperate, but still humid. We’ve heard stories of people wearing jackets and hoodies in the morning because the houses aren’t heated. We also have heard mention of snow in some of the tallest mountains.
1. So when are you going to PNG?
We’re flying on August 9th, from Dallas.