Get In Touch



When attempting to communicate with us by voice or video call, make sure you know what time it is where we live.  The best way to keep track of time zones is by using the “Clock” app that is already installed on most smartphones.  You can go in and add another time zone (use Port Moresby for PNG) and it will tell you what time it is here.  The way I remember it for just the time of day, if in Pacific time zone I subtract 6 hours during standard time and 7 hours during Daylight Savings.  This means that you need to wait till 1pm to call us at 6am or 7am depending on whether you are in standard or daylight saving time.  Of course you would need to make adjustments for other time zones.  For example in Eastern time zone you would need to wait till 4pm to call us early in the morning the next day.

The next thing to remember is that we are actually in the next day so if you called me at 1pm on Friday, we would be watching the sun come up on Sabbath.


Best ways to connect with us:

We plan to have satellite Internet in Tipas but it will most likely take several months due to the fact that we will need our solar power setup and the satellite equipment set up.  These won’t be at the very top of the list when we get there due to need for shelter, cooking, showering and toilet facilities.  Hopefully we will be connected by the end of June, 2023.  The following are some of the best ways to stay in touch:


Local US contact:

Debi Nelson

509 540 9335


WhatsApp is one of the leading chat apps available out there. What makes it popular is its user-friendly nature and the ability to work in all kinds of circumstances. Even if you have a poor internet connection, WhatsApp will work like a charm. Moreover, once an account is created on WhatsApp using the mobile number, it will work without any trouble.  You can find us and add us to your WhatsApp contact manager by clicking on the chat icon and search for us using the phone numbers listed below.

Corrie Sample  +675 7225 5025

Jack Sample +675 7365 6023

Elana Sample +675 7225 1054



Messenger is one of the best ways to communicate with PNG if you don’t know the phone number or haven’t downloaded WhatsApp.  It also works like the phone when you do audio or video call and you only need to know our facebook name.  If you are friends on facebook with the one you are trying to contact it is more likely to come through.  Try chatting first to make sure we respond before calling.

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