Sunday, October 25, 2009
On August 30, friends and family joined us at our Commissioning Service at Lake Edge Lutheran Church in Madison, WI. Rev. Gary Hansen, Program Director of Papua New Guinea preached and Revs. Dick Blomker and Shirley Funk co-presided. Joining us for the Commissioning were Ron and Else Schardt, missionaries who served for 26 years in Papua New Guinea and now living in Dubuque, IA. They have been of immeasurable assistance to us as we pack and prepare for our move to PNG.