Papua New Guinea
and Kristin Paulus
Hello Charis friends , I'm Kristin Paulus, a Charis midwifery
student. It's been wonderful to be a part of this family and
work alongside all the other students.
My husband, Randy, and I have three beautiful blessings.
Randalyn age 7, Autumn age 4, and Nikayla age 20 months! We
currently live in the south western part of Ohio, in the country
where we have sort of a "mini" farm. For the past 9 years God
has been working in our hearts and lives to go into the mission
field to serve in Papua New Guinea, the country where my husband
grew up. My husband was born and raised on the mission field and he
has felt for a long time that we are to go back to PNG and serve
there. He is not a preacher and our way of serving will be a little
different than the norm. Our focus will be on reaching the people
through midwifery along with my husbandís skills as a carpenter and
mechanic. We are still in the place where we feel God is teaching us
and molding us for long term use. In preparation for our long term
service in PNG, we are thrilled at the opportunity to possibly go to
PNG and serve on a short term basis very soon.
This past week Randy was contacted about a current need for our
skills in PNG for the month of April. They are looking for a
mechanic to come for a short term trip to PNG to serve on a missions
school compound and while there, I would have the awesome and
wonderful opportunity to serve the surrounding villages in doula and
childbirth care. The native women are often left to themselves in
this area of their lives, giving birth in the bush alone and with no
assistance or care during the beautiful miracle of childbirth. The
clinics that are set up in the bush area are in great need and have
been looking for help in the way of midwives, etc. The Need is
GREAT! But our God is GREATER! Please pray for us as we seek to know
if this is something God would have us to do right now.
The finances it would take to go are mind boggling. Just to be able
to go for 4 weeks the month of April, tickets and all, we would be
looking at $14,000.00. An amount that we have no way to give, but as
my husband and I were talking, is just a drop in the hat to our
Lord! He who merely speaks things into being. This short term trip
would be a great honor and introduction into what will one day be a
long term lifestyle for us. Please, please pray that God will
provide in this area, whether He chooses to use us at this time or
provides another avenue!
Randy and Kristin, Randalyn, Autumn and Nikayla Paulus
If you feel led to contribute to the Paulusís upcoming trip to Papua
New Guinea, you are welcome to do so through Charis. Make your check
out to Charis Childbirth and mail it to PO Box 6900 North Port, FL
'Behold, I will bring them from the north country, And gather them
from the ends of the earth,
Among them the blind and the lame,
The woman with child and The one who labors with child, together,
great throng shall return there...And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD.'
Jeremiah 31:8, 14
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