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JUNGLE DOCTOR ON LEAVE - May 2014

OVER HALF-WAY THOUGH KIWI-LEAVE Oh the joy of being on leave! Thanks so much for your prayers as I rest from my term in PNG, do the New Zealand phase of my work and change to quite a different lifestyle. It has been great to have some energy return, as well as greater peace about the term that has been and the one ahead. I am having a fresh look at the vision God has placed... > Read more

November 2013 - Issue 29

Sonai Aid Post Up the river from Rumginae a couple of hours is a village high up on a bank commanding a beautiful view. It was the location of my Aid Post visit with the health worker, Bamson. The people were warm and friendly, enjoying the health education and... > Read more

Christmas Greetings 2012

Twas a year of adventure, down in the bush Not a thing was predictable, except at a push After 6 months of kiwi leave I returned with a prayer That at Rumginae, at least God’s light would shine clear. Campaigners were tooting and promising on loud speakers Telling visions of... > Read more

November 2012 - Issue 27

Mum and I Mum's impoving I've had a quick trip to NZ! My mum in New Zealand became very sick suddenly in August. She had complications of some minor surgery and required intensive care, I was with her for about a week - and she came out of hospital the day I left, praise God. Since then,... > Read more

December 2011 - Issue 25

December 2011 - Issue 25

Paul wrote he had learned to be content in every circumstance, but I didn’t know how I’d go. New Zealand circumstances are rather different to those in PNG! Many thanks to my New Zealand friends and family who have given me a very rich fruit-salad of experiences in my six months... > Read more

Mission Rescue in Papua New Guinea

If you wanted more details of the mission rescue of the man attacked and shot by arrows in Papua New Guinea mentioned in the last issue, here is a newspaper article of the incident published by the Challenge Weekly July 2011. The man responsible for the attack has been caught and put into custody. > Read more

August 2011 - Issue 24

August 2011 - Issue 24

Love and War Love is... spending all day going to a bush fowl nest in search for the delicacy it may hold! The nest's as big as a room and made of leaves. It has to be dug by hand deep down to the ground over such a big area. Two old ladies, one that I call "mum", came back exhausted... > Read more

April 2011 - Issue 23

April 2011 - Issue 23

Catching Up It feels like ages since I was in touch with my faithful friends. But I want to thank you for your prayers, because it has been a time of growth for me and many others. December was a month I had battled to be positive about as it approached. Dr Dan went on holiday, leaving me with a... > Read more

January 2011 - Issue 22

January 2011 - Issue 22

Sunday 7 November After a frantic week, my weekend was quiet andrefreshing. “I feel almost ready to face thenext thing,” I comment to Rosie. “I wonderwhat that will be?” she replied. Monday 8th Phone call from Tabubil Hospital (3 hours drive from us). Confidentially,... > Read more

Daru Cholera Outbreak

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST - Daru Cholera Outbreak - Papua New Guinea Please pray for us on the brink of a cholera outbreak. Our provincial capital Daru, Papua New Guinea has had 21 deaths in the past 3 weeks, we found out yesterday. There should only be a case fatality rate of 1%, but they may be... > Read more

September 2010 - Issue 21

September 2010 - Issue 21

Body Parts ROUTINES ARE ALL VERY WELL but in the land of the unexpected... what can you expect? In the middle of the theatre list with Dr Dan, I was called to the radio. A 15yr old girl in a... > Read more

August 2010 - Issue 20

August 2010 - Issue 20

Original Recipes RECIPE FOR BUSYNESS • two tired doctors • donor agencies • sixty bed hospital • rumours of Cholera • equipment odds and ends • two questioning... > Read more

May 2010 - Issue 19

May 2010 - Issue 19

Grace THERE'S SOMETHING THERAPEUTIC about writing a newsletter today. I mean, it's good to step aside and take stock of life here, but also the physical fact I'm managing to sit in the house for... > Read more

March 2010 - Issue 18

March 2010 - Issue 18

Rural Medical Training I'VE JUST SPENT A WONDERFUL WEEK in the cool Highlands with other doctors from the PNG Rural Medical Society. We were on a course on Surgical Care in the District Hospital... > Read more

Jan 2010 - Issue 16

Jan 2010 - Issue 16

Runginae Hospital Experiences My first four weeks of Rumginae Hospital Experiences A mother in the pushing stage of labour for 16 hours coming in from the bush. The baby dies and the mother has... > Read more

Dec 2009 - Issue 15

Dec 2009 - Issue 15

The Team at Rumginae Hospital Meet some of our team at Rumginae Hospital, the maintenance team for my new house at Rumginae. We're actually the Missionary Team in the North Fly region, an... > Read more

Nov 2009 - Issue 14

Nov 2009 - Issue 14

I trekked for 8 hours with about 150 ladies then stayed in a bush material tent, squashed up with people from our district. Curious people surrounded me wanting to hear me speak and observe... > Read more

Oct 2009 - Issue 13

Oct 2009 - Issue 13

My experience of a villagers death in a Papua New Guinea Village I WOKE TO THE SOUND OF EERIE WAILING My first inkling that the week was about to take on a new direction. Our “cousin”... > Read more

Sept 2009 - Issue 12

Sept 2009 - Issue 12

I have to say that language learning is nothing like what I expected. The books I read before I came had me imagining sitting with someone each morning, doing dialogues and language drills and... > Read more

July 2009 - Issue 11

July 2009 - Issue 11

Local Worker I know I work with Pioneers, WHICH SPECIALISES IN WORKING WITH PEOPLE groups, but one of the treats of Papua New Guinea is that the local church is living and active. I work within... > Read more

June / July 2009 - Issue 10
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