The Calverts

Dr. Peter and Dr. Lin Calvert. (Photo courtesy of the Calvert family.)

Dr. Peter and Dr. Lin Calvert. (Photo courtesy of the Calvert family.)

Dr. Lin wrote, “Just a few days after he graduated we were married and soon we began to look around for our life’s work. A letter from the London Missionary Society arrived just as we were leaving one day to go to see a film. I have forgotten the film but will never forget the letter which we read in the interval. ‘Kapuna is situated in the low-lying swampy delta country of Papua. There would be plenty of opportunity for your wife to share in the medical work. There has been no doctor there for a year. A nursing sister is taking care of the hospital until we can find one.’ That sounded fine, just what we wanted, but there was just one small problem—we were not quite sure where Papua was!

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