On Tuesday morning, I will help drive daughter Kristie and her family to Pensacola to catch a flight to PAPUA NEW GUINEA, via Texas, Los Angeles, Fiji, Melbourne, Port Moresby and finally to the beautiful South Pacific island of New Britain. 

Harriet will not be able to go with us.  She is slowly feeling better but this trip will be more than we are willing to risk. 

I guess you can imagine the emotional wringer we will be going thru in the next 24 hours.  Excited that our Lord is answering our prayer for our children.  But at the same time the bitter/sweet agony of an11,000 mile separation for the next four years. 

Please pray specifically for the Gordy’s and the Martens’. 


Franz, Kristie, Jennifer, Jacob and Matthew.