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Kim and Vivian Walden OCTOBER 2007

Kim and Vivian Walden
241 Old Forge Hill Rd
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
  kwalden7@juno.com
kwalden7@blogspot.com
 

Dear Friends,
Thank you for your prayers and support during the last few months. Life has not been easy but we are thankful for the blessings God has sent our way.

In June, Kim and Sky went to Papua New Guinea for five weeks. They traveled by plane to Rabaul, and then by boat to the village of Kabaman located on the west coast of New Ireland. The project was to build a house for missionaries Lane and Carrie Sanford and their three boys. The building crew included a carpenter, a plumber, an electrician, a welder, a teacher, Sky and two other young men. They slept in tents under a tarp and meals were cooked outside. Most of the building supplies had been brought over on a barge so work began as soon as the guys arrived. Because of the experienced crew, the work progressed quickly and when the five weeks were over the Sanfords were living in their new home! They are now busy learning the language and culture of the Siar people.

One highlight while in PNG was a visit to Tsoi - the last village we lived in as a family before we came home from PNG. For Kim and Sky it was a bittersweet time full of memories of happier times and a chance to visit old friends and be encouraged by the believers there.
Life here at the Jersey Shore New Tribes Center is busy. This summer marked the beginning of our missions seminars. Already we have had two students decide to enter NTM missionary training. We have several groups coming this fall and will be busy throughout the winter.
Thank you for continuing to pray for our family. This year Sky is a senior at PBU. He will be making some decisions concerning his future. Emily spent the summer at Camp Living Waters and is back in Wisconsin working as a nurse. Zach is enjoying his work and church in Lancaster and Phil and Hannah are busy with work, children and church in Philadelphia. We are thankful for them all.
In His grace,
Kim and Vivian Walden