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

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

The Power of Thine Hand

“Take a few of mine,” she smiled, placing some in my hands. Immediately, another woman I do not know gave me an even larger handful.

By: Keren Lawrence
June 01 2019, 8:26 am | Comments 0

Education Seminar

The Sepik River was at high-water level, and the church yard was flooded. I waded through the knee-deep water . . .

By: Keren Lawrence
May 01 2019, 3:58 pm | Comments 0

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

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