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F3PNG “Ground Zero”


F3RVA Brothers, Greetings from Papua New Guinea! YHC is writing to report on F3PNG which is making slow progress. Upon my arrival, a short invitation & F3 description was provided to all the missionaries here on Kudjip Station, declaring the new AO “Ground Zero” would be meeting at the Haus Bung Field every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, from 6-6:45am. This would provide YHC a total of 18 workouts during our stay to establish F3PNG. However, while “F3PNG” has a nice ring to it, YHC has been sorely missing the 2nd F. Despite a steady welcoming headlock on the various missionary and national men here, up until this morning’s workout, YHC has Q’d solo workouts. 

A few conclusions have resulted: 1) Workouts seem to take FOREVER and are fairly boring without the 2nd F mumble chatter and camaraderie, 2) the solo-Q beatdown is absolutely exhausting …DTH vs DTH is a serious battle ground! – sufficient to produce the lactic acid shakes without tempting merlot spillage, 3) the Altitude at 5,254ft may also have something to do with feeling absolutely winded, and 4) apparently the moonlit gloom of 6am is too early for missionary men. So on Tuesday and Thursday, 3rd F alone carried 1st F to glory. 

This morning, YHC arrived just shy of 0600 to find the Field once again empty. COP#1 ensued, followed by a Lindsey of Burpees and Lt Dans on either end of Love Hill. Around 0615 upon a labored return to the top of Love Hill, YHC noticed a young PNG man casually stretching and observing YHC’s progress. In passing, YHC asked him if he was here to workout, which he affirmed, and YHC’s little heart skipped a beat for joy, then welcomed the young man to join in. Over the course of the remaining 30minutes, YHC delivered a challenging but considerate survey of typical F3 exercises while providing an F3 history. The man’s name is Scott, age 20, and works at the local Health Center. His F3 nickname is appropriately “FirstMon”, and we closed with a solid COT. Perhaps next week we’ll see an influx of local guys and F3PNG can get some momentum going. 

The work here is very challenging, but also very rewarding. Your prayers are welcome! Please read about it on my latest Blog post: http://hendersonsinmissions.blogspot.com/2020/03/back-to-reality.html?m=1

I appreciate you guys more now than ever – the entity of F3RVA is something truly awesome and I’ll look forward to my return if only for that reason alone. Best, DTH


About Author

Joined F3 at NoToll 9/25/18. Started The FORGE 4/4/19. Fealty to SOJ. Follower of Jesus Christ. Pediatrician. Missionary. Husband to the M since 2005. Papa to a couple awesome 2.0's "Oreo" & "Banjo".


  1. Way to push through DTH and welcome aboard Firstmon if you see cabers, buckle your seat belt.

  2. I don’t recommend a triple check when Q-solo. Well done on the headlock. Looking forward to your return.

  3. I love that Island Standard Time (IST) applies for the south Pacific…being on time is unique to the West.

  4. Outstanding DTH…I bet you will have a Dogpile group when finished! I am sure the high altitude makes your workouts especially tough. Look forward to future posts during your journey. Prayers to you, your team and your family. Cheers….CB