Orion & Keren Lawrence

Career Missionaries since 2014, serving the Ama people of Papua New Guinea.

We were both raised on mission stories, and as we entered our college years we felt God’s call to full-time mission service. We each spent time as student missionaries in PNG with AFM to confirm our call to lifelong mission service before starting life together as missionaries. Prior to joining AFM, we served as short-term missionaries in Zimbabwe, Nepal, Bangladesh and six years in India. We have been working among the Ama and May River peoples of PNG since October 2017.

Orion enjoys tinkering and fixing things, which comes in quite handy here in the bush. Keren has a love for all types of handicrafts. She is working on mastering the art of making bilums, the traditional string bag of PNG.

While many tribal groups live along the many rivers of the area, other smaller tribal groups live deeper into the jungle. Our dream is to see strong churches raised up throughout our region of PNG. In animistic cultures, it is often difficult for converts to fully separate themselves from the deep-seated customs of spirit manipulation and appeasement that filled their daily lives before they came to know Jesus as their Savior. Pray that we will hear and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we seek ways to disciple the Ama and May River peoples into new lives completely free from fear of the spirits.

Frontier Stories

Pekwe Burning

Screams and shouts filled the air as villagers rushed for safety. Some ran to their canoes and paddled downriver. Others ran into the jungle to hide in their gardens.

By: Keren Lawrence
February 01 2020, 5:12 pm | Comments 0

One Memorable Day

Life here in the PNG bush is often slow and peaceful, but it is also uncertain and full of challenges.

By: Orion Lawrence
January 01 2020, 10:48 am | Comments 0

Young Friends

I bowed my head and started to pray for God’s continued blessing on these children. Then I felt a gentle bump on my elbow.

By: Keren Lawrence
November 01 2019, 10:52 am | Comments 0

Revival Meetings in Wyap

Please join us in praying for God’s direction as we train local leaders in new approaches to spreading the gospel in ways that make a lasting change in people’s hearts and minds.

By: Orion Lawrence
October 01 2019, 9:59 am | Comments 0

Imombi School

Satan is never happy when the gospel is being taught, and he is stirring up strong resistance among some members of the community.

By: Orion Lawrence
August 01 2019, 2:07 pm | Comments 0

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