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Greetings All,

Sorry to be so long between e-mails but our computer crashed and we only just got back on line.

We are back in Australia after a quiet trip back that required us to motor for the whole of the last day. We cleared at Cairns and were thoroughly spoiled by Brian and Tracy Fisk who fed us T-bones and fresh salad and other lovely things we’d been deprived of for six months. Brian a gifted guitarist and youth leader is considering flying over to Misima next year to join us in ministry and then sail back with us.

Meanwhile we’re pushing southerlies down the coast trying to reach Iluka. At the moment we are stuck at Gladstone for over a week with strong wind warnings. We plan to leave the boat at Iluka and to buy a second hand camper-van (let us know if you know one going cheap) to give us more mobility and help us catch up with friends and family more effectively. We also have maintenance to do on the boat including replacing the chart-plotter and the depth sounder. (BOAT stands for Break Out Another Thousand)

We are already thinking of next year’s trip and the things we need to collect — especially used Gideon Bibles — the demand is greater than ever especially as teams move into Catholic areas where the people have never owned a Bible, and also Good News Bibles for children’s work and those with limited reading skills; glasses cases — we’ve bought 72 pairs of reading glasses but they don’t have cases; old Hillsong cassettes and as many copies as we can get of “The Purpose Driven Church” which many are using as a teaching aid. Another book I am after is “The Christian family” by Larry Christensen, now out of print, but a great resource for the teaching we are planning to do next year on Family Relationships.

This will be my last update until we get ready to return to PNG in May 2007 so I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and thank you for supporting and praying for us.

God bless you all,

Pam and Phil

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