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

In Honor of Local Leaders

We praise God that we can work alongside these laymen and find ways to help carry their burdens and encourage them.

By: Orion Lawrence
April 01 2019, 9:53 am | Comments 0

Heaven-Sent Insomnia

Thank you to each of our prayer warriors. Although I am not always able to specifically match the answer with the prayer, I am confident that God hears and answers every one of your prayers.

By: Keren Lawrence
February 01 2019, 4:01 am | Comments 0

Powerful Prayer

Only in the Earth Made New will we be able to fully understand how many lives have been touched because readers like you have supported mission work around the world.

By: Orion Lawrence
November 01 2018, 11:25 am | Comments 0

God Uses Slow Internet

I thanked God for using the slow Internet in Wewak to arrange this appointment for me to meet Margaret.

By: Keren Lawrence
July 01 2018, 9:58 am | Comments 0

Can You Fix This?

Please join me in praying that we can continue to find ways to introduce the people here to the Master Repairman of broken lives.

By: Orion Lawrence
May 01 2018, 5:53 am | Comments 0

Back to top