gladly, beyond

Alan and Amanda Halbrooks in Papua New Guinea

Colby is Here!

Little Colby has arrived!  He snuck in on Saturday, August 18th, surprising us all 12 days early – and on Finn’s birthday, of all days.  He came in at 6 lbs 9 oz and is just over 20 … Continue reading

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Tea Time with Finn

We have been blessed with a surplus of babysitters this past year and a half. Finn has been loved more than we could have ever imagined, by neighbors, teens, kids, … Continue reading

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Former Students

I have had so much fun seeing my kids grow up this year. And I don’t mean Finn. My former students are now in middle school. Believe it or not, … Continue reading

June 7, 2018 · 1 Comment


  Guess what….another Halbrooks is on it’s way! He/she is due in August! We’ll keep you posted as it gets closer. Please pray for good health for Amanda as it’s … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 3 Comments

Correspondence 101

During our last school break, I got an opportunity to do some teaching of a different sort. At the far end of Ukarumpa is our Training Centre – the hub … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Finn’s Friends

Finn has friends. He has started to show interest in playing with other kids. This is such a fun stage for us! He has recently played with a few other … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 2 Comments


It’s been a long mango season and my heart is happy! I don’t think I have ever had this many good mangoes in PNG before. The three of us have … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Birthday Boy!

Our baby is 1 year old! How did this happen? My foggy memories of his newborn self seem so recent. A year ago today, August 29, was his due date. … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · 4 Comments

Rookie Cooking

In an effort to entertain the teens on centre during school break we often try to create fun group events. Sometimes they involve a hodgepodge of sports but this break … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Our Visitors

In June we were blessed with a visit from Alan’s mom and dad. Before coming to Papua New Guinea they decided it would be fun to vacation in Fiji. They … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Baby Finn

Baby Finn, as he is affectionately called here, is growing fast! Today he turns 9 months. He is a busy and social little guy, always wanting to be where the … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · 7 Comments

Scripture Checking

I have recently been given the honor of helping check the Baruga New Testament. The Farr family has been working on this translation for quite a long time. My friend, … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

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