Gordon and Janine were both born and raised in and around Wanganui New Zealand. They got married in 1976 and came to a new experience with the Lord in 1979. They raised 5 children, 2 of which have married and have children of their own. Gordon has been in the building industry for over 30 years as well as part time farming. They have been involved in various church roles, including mission trips and support. Janine Has served on the worship ministry for 35 years and has led ladies’ meetings and worked with children doing musical productions and also in church administration.
Gordon and Janine have been in PNG for 2 years. Gordon serves MAF in Papua New Guinea as the property and vehicle maintenance project manager. His job is to make sure the staff housing and bases are in good repair and to make sure all vehicles used by MAF are running smoothly. There are 11 bases, 72 houses, and 18 vehicles under his care, and staff of 15.
Janine has been helping out with an orphanage in Mt Hagen teaching sewing, a skill that young girls can learn and to one day, maybe start a business in.