The Mundy's went to Papua New Guinea for the first time in 1978. They moved into the Owininga tribe, in the Sepik region
at the beginning of the next year.
For twenty years, they labored with their co-workers, Doug and Bev Croot, to learn the Owininga language, teach literacy
and basic medical care, and prepare for teaching and translating the Bible into the Owininga language.
In 1987, over fifty Owininga men and women trusted Christ as their personal Savior after about six months of teaching
chronologically through the Bible. Over the next few years, many others of the language group came to know Christ and a church
Due to medical reasons, the Croots left the tribe in 1997 and due to falling support and closure of the May River airstrip,
the Mundy's left in 1999. The church however, from all reports, continues strong.
The Mundy's now work at the New Tribes Bible Institute at Waukesha, WI. Dean works in food services, heading one shift
of cooks. Loretta heads up the library and has overseen the transition from Dewey Decimal to Library of Congress classification