These stories are used with permission from Signs Publishing Company. More of these stories can be found in these collections: Ordinary People—Extraordinary God, Ordinary People—Faithful God, and Ordinary People—Generous God
Married to a church worker in Papua New Guinea, I regularly ask the Lord to "take my life and lead me to someone in need, and give me the right words and actions to make a difference in lives." What a warm welcome awaited me earlier this year from the 27 women inside Buimo Kalabus (jail). Peggy was quick to show me our year-end holiday dates in Australia had been crossed off the calendar--they had been waiting for me.
This coincided with having to complete a re-accreditation process for our business, along with negotiating a new wage package with our staff. We were uncertain if the latter should be drawn up under the provisions of the then new and unpopular Australian industrial relations laws and were unsure how this would be received by the staff.