PNG Life with the Matros

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We are Larry and Tina Matro. Larry is a called missionary with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod to serve in Papua New Guinea 1985-1993, and 2014-


This is Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland, Michigan. Larry was the pastor here for 21 years, from 1993-2014.

We are thankful for our “family” there and for their love and support through the years. We ask God to bring a new shepherd into their midst who will continue to share the Good News of Jesus, Savior of the whole world!


Matro fam pic

The Matro family at daughter Hannah’s wedding in Feb. 2015!

(from Left to Right) Justin ( married to our daughter) Jessica (born in PNG), our son Nate, Tina with Madison (daughter of Nate), Hannah and Gabe, Larry, Jaclyn ( married to our son), Philip (also born in PNG). We will miss them, but we know that technology will keep us connected across the miles.


Here is an updated picture from our furlough in July 2017 taken at the beach in Leland, Michigan.

(Jaclyn, Lily and Philip…Jessica, Justin and Jude…Tina and Larry…Maverick, Courtney, Madison, Mikenzie and Nate…Hannah and Gabe.)


1 Comment

  1. Greg Milewski says:

    Hi Tina and Larry!! So cool to read how God is working through you there. Glad your dad shared your blog on his Facebook page!

    Great to see this wedding picture of you all! Wow! What a good lookin’ bunch! Wish I would have stayed in touch with you all more closely through the years.
    I would be grateful to get your newsletter/blog.
    For His Honor,


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