July 2013

July 2013                                                                                    Click here for printable copy

Experiencing Our Vision
Kamea Church Planting: It has been my privilege for 2012 and 2013 to watch the growth of our church plant at Ipaiyu. Souls have been saved, baptized, and formed into a body of believers who have stood through many trials.

Nathaniel Moses, Missionary Wil Muldoon, & Benjamin Patrick look at the new church building at Ipaiyu earlier this year

Nathaniel Moses, Missionary Wil Muldoon, & Benjamin Patrick look at the new church building at Ipaiyu earlier this year

Two of our Bible school students, Jon Nelson and Nathaniel Moses, have been my co-workers this year. They and the church people have grown in the faith and in the word of God through the teaching. The believers have built their own building and are self-supporting.

Kamea Literacy: This school year we’ve been learning how to read and write the Kamea language in Bible school. I’m proud of their progress, especially the wives of our students. 2 years ago, some of them could not read at all!

Kamea Bible Verses: We’ve been doing some translation work since 2010. Now that the students are more literate in Kamea, they are seeing things we need to change in verses that have already been translated.Praying for Translation It has been my vision for them to be able to do this, and though we still have a ways to go, we are seeing solid results!

Expanding the Vision

These are exciting days for our TTMK team. In the last few months an incredible open door has been set before our son Matt and his family. With a vision to reach out to the rest of PNG and the South Pacific, God has opened the way to begin a new ministry in Port Moresby, the capitol of PNG. A new church, Christian school, university, and campground facilities are planned. A God-sized vision, worthy of our God! Read about it at mattallen.ttmk.org !

Expressing the Vision

Missionary Interns: We were privileged to host a group from Pensacola Christian College again this year. Three of them, Corey, Christian, and Rachel, stayed behind and ministered with us for a few extra weeks.

Rachel Wass, Corey Pennington, & Christian Malone having fun

Rachel Wass, Corey Pennington, & Christian Malone having fun

As with many of our visitors, it has been the experience of a lifetime! Right now we are blessed to have Faith Hubbard, a registered nurse, serving with us for the next several months.

Interns help with newborn clinic.

Interns help with newborn clinic.


Mission Conferences: Lena and I will be in the US for some conferences this Fall. The weeks we are home are already filled. Pray that we will be a blessing!

Medical Container: We are still receiving supplies to send in our container this Fall. At this point we have nearly a 20 ft container full, but we can use much more. See the list of items below that we need for the medical clinic and Bible school ministry.

And I am praying for God to enlarge your vision of missions. May God open our eyes to the needs around us and among the nations!

Serving Him in the Field,
John & Lena
Romans 12:1-2

We need to receive the supplies by the end of September 2013 to be able to pack our container.

Please do not send liquids of any kind, as they are heavy and we must pay airfreight on all supplies to get them flown out to our place. We have plenty of rainwater to re-hydrate powders!

Medical Supplies Needed for Kunai Health Centre:

Multivitamins w/ iron
Children’s chewable vitamins w/ iron
Powdered milk
Baby formula powder
Naproxen (Aleve)
Ibuprofen (Advil)
Diphenhydramine (Benedryl)
Baby bottles, nipples and rings
Baby bottle brushes
Women’s elastic waist skirts (ladies’ size 10 and under)
Baby shirts or onesies (for one-year-olds and under)
Baby caps & booties

We do not need clothes for children over one year.


2”, 3”, and 4” ACE wrap bandages

Muscle Rub (like Ben Gay or Theragesic)
Anti-fungal cream (like tolfanate; we do not need hydrocortisone)
Ointment for sores (like Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic)

Vicks Vaporub

Band-aids, standard size
4X4 6-8 ply gauze
2X2 6-8ply gauze
Kerlex bandages

Sutures (2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0; no other sizes needed)

Fiberglass casting material

Disposable bed covering pads (Chux)

Hand gloves (sm, med, lg boxed)
Zip-lock bags (all sizes needed)

Special need for our Bible school students:

Strong’s Concise Concordance & Vine’s Concise Dictionary of the Bible: Two Bible Reference Classics in One Handy Volume (KJV English)

If you have ANY questions, please email me before you send something. We are so thankful for your willing heart to help us in our clinic ministry!


Some dear friends at our home church (Landmark Independent Baptist in Louisville, KY) are coordinating our supplies.
Shipping address:

c/o Bob & Stacy Norcross
907 W. Palmyra Lake
Palmyra, IN 47164

John & Lena Allen, Missionaries to Papua New Guinea
Sent by Landmark Independent Baptist Church, 6502 Johnsontown Road, Louisville, KY 40272 502.933.3000   www.libcky.com

We'd appreciate hearing from you!