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Alan and Amanda Halbrooks in Papua New Guinea

10 Years on the Mission Field

Ten years ago, January 27, 2011, twenty-six year old Amanda Wulff landed in Madang, Papua New Guinea (PNG) ready to begin her Pacific Orientation Training. I remember that day very … Continue reading

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Our Boys

These boys are growing fast! Can you believe we just celebrated their 2nd and 4th birthdays? We did one big party this year, since they share the same birthday. Colby … Continue reading

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This Year So Far

In case you were wondering, yes, we are alive and well! We have continued serving here in Papua New Guinea throughout these trying times. Our lives certainly look much different … Continue reading

July 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Season of Lent

Hello friends, We are on day four of our self-isolation here in Papua New Guinea. Our whole community is doing the same thing, waiting out this pandemic. We are right … Continue reading

March 26, 2020 · 5 Comments

Christmas In PNG

Christmas here is pretty different than back home.  First of all, it’s HOT! So much so that the boys have spent most of the past month shirtless. Their favorite pastime … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · 5 Comments

Birthday Boys- Part 2

Colby’s first birthday was very similar to Finn’s first. We invited my family and all of the babysitters to join us. Yes, I said all. Babysitters here are cheap and … Continue reading

September 10, 2019 · 4 Comments

Birthday Boys

Our boys are a year older as of August 18th! What fun it was to celebrate them together. This year we decided to celebrate Finn’s birthday on Saturday and Colby’s … Continue reading

September 10, 2019 · 2 Comments

We’re still alive!

After nearly three weeks of doctors visits, we are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel! On Tuesday, two weeks ago, right before Alan and I … Continue reading

September 9, 2019 · 6 Comments

Finn’s Summer

This was our first summer school break, looking at it from a parents perspective. We have always been two teachers, thrilled to take some time away from teaching and enjoy … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · 3 Comments

New Member of the Family

Meet Lilly cat! I (Amanda) have always wanted a cat! She is fat, sweet and lazy. The best kind, in my opinion! Finn is very gentle with her and Colby starts … Continue reading

July 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Of Earthquakes and Airstrips

Just this morning, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rumbled some 60 miles from Ukarumpa.  It was the biggest and most unnerving one we’ve ever felt – Finn snuggled with us for … Continue reading

May 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rain or Shine

Why does weather affect our mood so much? The last two months or so have been RAINY, everyday, sometimes all day long. My laundry started to pile up and it … Continue reading

May 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

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