Music Missionary for the Asia Region

In April 2017 I returned to Papua New Guinea where I was born to serve as a music missionary to the people of the Enga Province and the Gutnius (Good News) Lutheran Church. We were advised to evacuate in March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic and served the Asia Region as a Music Specialist until the end of 2022. We would like to thank our Mission Partners for the prayer and support during our time of service. Below are some reports on the various aspects of our mission work.

Yours in Christ,

Dr. Martin Dicke

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Nov-Dec 2022 Newsletter – A Final Thank You
Sep-Oct 2022 Newsletter – Music Projects for PNG
Jul-Aug 2022 Newsletter – A Tribute to Jacob Luke
Apr-Jun 2022 Newsletter – Updates/Theology of Music/Retirement of Julie Lutz
Jan-Mar 2022 Newsletter – Three Large Book Shipments for PNG


Nov/Oct 2021 Newsletter – Christmas Greetings
Jul/Aug 2021 Newsletter – Presentations and Lecture/Demonstration Recitals in Taiwan
May/June 2021 Newsletter – Off to Taiwan
Jan/Feb 2021 Newsletter – Complete Projects and Next Steps


Oct/Nov 2020 Newsletter – Ongoing Resource Projects for PNG
July 2020 Newsletter – New Movie to Fight SARV
June 2020 Newsletter – Introducing Music Specialists for Africa and Asia
May 2020 Newsletter – Hungering for the Word of God
April 2020 Newsletter – Pestilence and “Now Thank We All Our God”
Feb/Mar 2020 Newsletter – The Story of a Dedicated Lutheran Educator
January 2020 Newsletter – Endings and New Beginnings


December 2019 Newsletter – The Enga Bible Translation Project
Oct/Nov 2019 Newsletter – A Beloved Pastor is Called Home
September 2019 Newsletter – Ministry in the Bush
August 2019 Newsletter – A Difficult Transition
May 2019 Newsletter – Home Service Visits
April 2019 Newsletter – Holy Saturday at Holy Cross
March 2019 Newsletter – PNG Women in Mission
February 2019 Newsletter – In Memory of Elinor (Dicke) Burce
January 2019 Newsletter – “Up from the Ashes”


December 2018 Newsletter – 2018 in Review
November 2018 Newsletter – Celebrating 70 Years in PNG
October 2018 Newsletter – “Tow’ring O’er the Wrecks of Time”
September 2018 Newsletter – “Thanks for Everything, Mom! Say ‘Hi!” to Dad.”
August 2018 Newsletter – Sanguma Statement & PNG National Day of Repentance
July 2018 Newsletter – The Remarkable Story of the Tarua Circuit
June 2018 Newsletter – Reconnecting With Old Friends
May 2018 Newsletter – Ordination of Pastor James Minato/Enoch and the Spear Tip
April 2018 Newsletter – Lamb of God/Pastor John Mos from the “Big Bush
March 2018 Newsletter – A Year of Ministry in Review
February 2018 Newsletter – Ash Wednesday and the Ring of Fire
January 2018 Newsletter – Five New Pastors for the Gutnius Lutheran Church


December 2017 Newsletter – Christmas in Papua New Guinea
November 2017 Newsletter – Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
October 2017 Newsletter – Explanation of the Luther Seal in Tok Pisin and English
September 2017 Newsletter – “How the Good News Came to Enga” Presentation
August 2017 Newsletter – Term 3 Begins at Timothy Lutheran Seminary
July 2017 Newsletter – Meet Badu Amos
June 2017 Newsletter – Funerals, Memorials, and Victory Celebrations
May 2017 Newsletter – Sharing Jesus Through Music in PNG
April 2017 Newsletter – Some of the Saints in PNG
March 2017 Newsletter – “But What Will You Do in PNG?”
February 2017 Newsletter – “A Music Missionary?”
January 2017 Newsletter – “Where Will You Live in PNG?”


December 2016 Newsletter – Graduation at Timothy Lutheran Seminary
November 2016 Newsletter – “Let’s Climb Mt. Hagen”
October 2016 NewsletterFrom Ghosts to God in Enga Land
September 2016 Newsletter – “God is My Realtor”
August 2016 Newsletter – PNG Mission Work Past and Present

PNG National Day of Repentance 2018 at Timothy Lutheran Seminary, Birip, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea