PNG Missions Trip

Return Journey

By Johanna Wells | August 18, 2018

We are back in the Philippines! After arriving in Manila, we found out the airport is closed till tomorrow at 5 am (Saturday, 7 pm EST). No flights leaving due to an aircraft blocking the runway with a flat tire. My mom was supposed to take the 12 am flight to LAX, but due to…

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Goodbyes and Blessings

By Johanna Wells | August 17, 2018

The last service (Wednesday Night prayer meeting) with our church was so sweet! The youth girls and I sang “I Got Saved” together. I greatly enjoyed learning that together with them! We left this morning to return to Port Moresby. Goodbyes are always hard, but I’m hoping and praying I’ll be able to visit again…

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Fire in the Night

By Johanna Wells | August 15, 2018

“Fire!” We were awakened this morning around 4:30 by one of the boys who live on the Pangia station banging on the door. The print shop at the mission station had caught fire and was the filling the building with thick black smoke. Praise the Lord, one of the boys fell asleep in the library…

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Nights of Service and Sleeplessness

By Johanna Wells | August 12, 2018

This last week had been incredibly eventful! Pastor Leslee and his wife Betty asked my mom to do a ladies conference Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Mom did an amazing job teaching on “Building a Home That Will Endure”. I ran the computer in the back, putting the verses and points on the screen; I now…

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Finally Home

By Johanna Wells | August 8, 2018

We arrived back in Mt. Hagen on Friday and have been trying to figure out how to post since we don’t have wifi or service. It is strange being back in the house where I cherish so many childhood memories. The weekend was full of hugs and telling stories of the happenings of the last…

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Landing in Paradise

By Johanna Wells | August 2, 2018

Looking out at the mountains around me brings back so many fond memories. I’ve forgotten how much I love the mountains covered with banana trees, palm trees and a bunch of other tropical looking trees that I don’t know the names to, but recognize…we don’t have many of those in D.C. 🙂 We left last…

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Chasing the Sunlight

By Johanna Wells | August 2, 2018

As I write we are flying over the Pacific Ocean. It’s supposedly 2:30pm (we are flying north of Honolulu), but my internal clock says it’s almost 9pm and it feels like it has been sunny for way too long! It is strange not seeing a sunset for over 26 hours! God has been so amazing…

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Back to My Jungle

By Johanna Wells | July 31, 2018

I was born and raised (till 14) on an island in the South Pacific named Papua New Guinea. My family and I moved to Washington, D.C. in July of 2014 to start GraceWay Baptist Church on Capitol Hill. I love living in this city with its constant media attention, hectic life routines, and ridiculous amounts…

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