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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tootsie Pops, Ranch Packets, Bacon, and More!!!

Hello Everyone!

This week we are going to be talking about the things that have happened here in PNG over the past week. We have had a pretty interesting few days, and have been able to go through our container contents to sort, and put everything away.

As you know last week Me and Pastor Charlie drove to Goroka to pick up a container that we shipped from America. The container shipped in late February, and was supposed to arrive mid June. 

Well... We got it in Mid January! At least it was a month that started with J?

A couple of Weeks ago we received a package that some people from our home church mailed out in July. We got it late December.

In the shipment they sent from New Castle we had 

Bacon, Beef Jerky, Fruity Pebbles Bars, Chewing Gum, and Mamba Fruit Chews!!!!! Oh My Goodness

We also had the following in our container,

Tootsie Pops, Ranch Packets, Takis, Mrs Dash, Kick'n Chick'n seasoning, and Steak N Shake seasoning salt!

When we made it to Unkarumpa where our container was they had an "American" Store. It just like everything else wasn't too stocked due to covid, but I did find Right Guard deodorant, Febreeze, Kool Aid, Flavor Aid, and a few other small things. 

I made some kool aid last night, and let me tell you, it is the best thing I have had to drink in months!

It is those small tastes of home that really helps along the way! If anyone would like to send us some tasty treats you can send them to: 

Missionary Marshall

ALJC Missionary

PO BOX 239 

Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea W.H.P. 281

There is nothing like some good candy for a morale boost! 

Speaking of mail we have started receiving a few things...

2 Days ago I stopped by our local post office, and we received the July issue of the "Apostolic Witness" magazine. It was January 24! 

The good thing is mail is starting to move again which is refreshing! We had gone almost 2 months with nothing coming in, and now slowly but surely it is starting to trickle in!

This week Ezekiel, me, Joseph, and Daniel are planning on hiking the largest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere! We are making the trek up Mount Wilhelm later this week, and I am going to try to record next week's episode from there. 

The young man that they had pronounced dead at the tribal fight is doing better! We were able to get him in the truck, pray, and get him to the doctor. The doctor found a faint heart beat, and was able to get him stable. He lost a lot of blood, and has a concussion. He is still being held until he recovers, so continue to pray for him!

We had a great trip to Simbu where we were able to install the regional board that was elected in late December. We have 7 new positions in Simbu. We were also able to install a new assistant pastor at Nunuma Church to help Pastor Lapun with the work there. 

We are growing, and with that comes much growing pains. Please continue to pray for us, and thank you for your continued prayers and support!

As Always Be Continually Blessed, 

Bro Marshall

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