Belinda was born and raised in southeastern Nebraska. She holds a BA in physical therapy and attended Bob Jones University as a graduate student from 1991-1997.
Belinda has been in Papua New Guinea since 1999 under GFA. She first went to PNG as a short-term missionary and assisted in homeschooling the two oldest sons of Michael and Janice Berbin. During this ministry Belinda became involved in working with the nationals as well.
After completing a second short-term, she returned to work full-time in the Highlands region of PNG in 2003. Her primary ministry is with the national ladies and children. Belinda also works with the adult literacy program and evangelism.
Belinda is able to use some of her physical therapy skills by assisting in the medical clinic in Aibai. Her greatest joys are teaching the ladies and seeing them apply Scriptural principles to their own lives and "seeing the lights go on" as she teaches people how to read and write.
She is involved with the ministries of two churches along with a team of missionaries. She teaches the ladies one-on-one through discipleship lessons and holds children's Bible clubs in surrounding areas for the purpose of evangelism. She has also been able to teach Religious Instruction in the government school.
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