We served on the Interface staff until July 2012 when we headed home for our Home Assignment and to have our son, Jonathan. While we were away the Interface campus closed down and the Interface program moved to Madang due to lack of finances. So then we were asked to work in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, at the NTM support centre in Wewak. We served in Wewak from 2013-2019. Jacob served on the maintenance team and helped with the NTM Centre’s security and Beth worked in the business office a few days a week when Jonathan or Naomi were napping.
In 2019 we were asked to consider the Guesthouse Managers ministry at the NTM headquarters in the Highlands. This was a very unexpected change in ministry, because we thought we would be in Wewak for a many years. But after many prayers we felt moving to the guesthouse ministry at the main centre in PNG, would be a good fit for our family. Jacob does maintenance around the guesthouses and gives direction to our citizen driver for pick ups and drop offs. He is also a good taste tester! :) Beth with a lot of help from two citizen ladies cooks meals for those in the main guesthouse (1-15) daily and makes sure the guest apartments and main guesthouse rooms are cleaned and ready for the guests. We have missionaries come to stay in the guesthouse who are in transit to their bush locations, out for medical appointments or a relaxing break. We moved here in July 2019 and have settled into a new chapter of our lives. Jonathan loves first grade at the Christian School on Centre and Naomi loves to help out and hang out at the guesthouse with mom and dad.