The Bergs served in Sentani, Papua, Indonesia for 16 years. Darren served as a teacher, and later as the principal of Hillcrest School, a school established to provide for the education of missionary children whose families are spreading the gospel in Papua.
Following God’s direction for their lives, the Berg family returned to Canada in June 2019. Despite the move, the call that the Lord placed on their hearts to impact people in Papua for Christ remained unchanged. When God opened a door for Darren to be a strategic partner in a new school, The Papua Hope Language Institute (PHLI), he knew that his years of experience as an educator, as well as his knowledge of the Indonesian language and education system, would make him a perfect fit for this new opportunity.
Darren and Janna will remain on staff with MAF, continuing to build on the legacy MAF has of over 60 years of investing in the lives of the people of Papua. The Bergs look forward to helping to equip young men and women with a solid educational foundation to prepare them to be the next generation of Christ-centered leaders for Papua.
Darren currently serves as an advisor and math teacher at the Papua Hope Language Institute. Please join us in praying for the work that God is doing in Papua through the ministry of MAF and the service of the Berg family.