You Didn’t Have the Opportunity

Mar 16 2010

March-2010  For those of you new to our website.  This is Karie, and we (Jesse and the three kids) usually live in the village of Samban in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea.  Samban is a remote village with no power or phone service and only an airstrip and a little creek for our roads.  I like the freedom and safety of the village even though the inconviences are a bother.  Every 3 months or so we head into town, Madang, via small plane (Cesna 206) and stock up on food supplies and enjoy the phone and internet hook up. We do any necessary printing or government paperwork taxes etc.  Usually this takes about 2 weeks then we go back home.  This is a long visit for us in town this time.  We have been here 2 weeks and will be here another 2 weeks.  A necessary evil when trying to print books and type curriculum that have to be be ready for use in 4 weeks.  So my kids are whining for their friends and I am missing my garden and own house and Jesse can't wait for me to take back my job as homeschool teacher so he can get back to contruction.  But these last few weeks intown we have had the great opportunity to talk with so many of you and we have recieved letters and packages and it all reminds me of the passage in Philippians 4:10-14
 I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me.  Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.  I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, wheather well fed or hungry, wheather living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who gives me strength.  Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.

We are so thankful for each of you who continues to read our stories and pray for our specific needs.  Know that we are well and blessed!

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