We purchased our tickets to return to PNG today! We could not have done it without your prayers and support. We could not ask for a better team than you.
We will be leaving from Greenville/ Spartanburg Airport July 13. First we will fly to Los Angeles and stop for two days. We will then fly to Auckland, New Zealand and on to Cairns, Australia. We will be in Cairns for four days. This will be the first time we have been back to Cairns since Miani was born. Everyone is excited to get back and see it. From Cairns we will fly to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and then on to our final destination, Madang, Papua New Guinea.
As I’m sure you have noticed we have two long layovers. If we had not taken these layovers the tickets would have been more than $3000 over our budget.
We are now beginning the process of gathering what we need to live in PNG for the next three years. We are each allowed one 50 lb. trunk on the planes, the rest we will pack and send over in a shipping container. We will be posting a list of the things we need and don’t have on our blog (http://thecroslands.blogspot.com/). If you think you might be able to help with something on the list let us know.
If you are interested in helping with the extra cost of these unexpected layovers you can visit our page (http://www.wycliffe.org/Partnership.aspx?mid=Z2OH1L) or send a check to Wycliffe with a note attached stating “for the ministry of Matt and Tiffany Crosland (215582)” to the address listed below.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
PO Box 628200
Orlando, FL 32862-8200
As always we are grateful for your prayers. We firmly believe they are a huge reason we have made it to this point. Please, continue to pray for our visas. We are still waiting on them and have not gotten an update recently. You can also pray for discernment as we pack. It is difficult to know what might be needed several years from now. We would also like to pray for you specifically. If you have something you would like for us to pray about just let us know and we will lift you up to our amazing God.