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The Wells Kids

Kids Page

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 The boys and their tree kangaroo, Little Bear. 2011The boys and their tree kangaroo, Little Bear. 2011 Wells kids - 2008Wells kids - 2008 Wells Kids - 2014Wells Kids - 2014 



Pastor DeMichele was preaching about hell and how if you didn’t get saved you would go to hell and burn forever.  That scared me because I had burned myself before and I knew it hurt a lot.  After church I talked with my mom and dad and they told me that if I wanted to get saved to talk to them tomorrow (they wanted to make sure I understood and was ready).  So, the next morning I woke up bright and early and went to mom and dad’s bedroom. I told them that I still wanted to get saved and that I was ready to get saved.  So they showed me, with the Bible, how to get saved and I prayed and asked the Lord to come into my heart and save me.  After I got saved I was really excited so I called my Grandma and Grandpa Wells and Aldridge and Uncle Brad and Aunt Deborah, and told them that I got saved.

 Amber and her big black bass in Kandrian.Amber and her big black bass in Kandrian.

Hi, my name is Amber Aiya Wells.  I am named after John Aiya (eye-uh), the leader of the village of Palipini (where my dad spent 4 years as a teenager).   I teach 1st grade in our school (Pangia Baptist Missionary School) with my teacher assistant, Mary. I enjoy photography. PNG has some amazing view and photo opportunities! I also love training exotic birds, playing the guitar, and reading. When I am older I would like to still work in the ministry, with children.






Birthday: January 7, 1997Amber and her birds - 2014Amber and her birds - 2014

Favorite verse: Nahum 1:7 "The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him."

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite candy: Butterfingers & Reese’s

Favorite Food: (America)Mexican food (PNG) sugar cane

Favorite animal: Parrots





At the baseball clinic at our church, in the middle of the day, one of the men was preaching a message on “Stop, Go, and Slow”.  It was “Stop” if you aren’t saved, and get saved.  So, after the message I asked one of the leaders to help me and I asked Jesus into my heart.

Trevor attacking a coconut.Trevor attacking a coconut.



Hi, my name is Trevor Telecoma Wells.  My middle name, Telecoma (tel-a-comb-uh), means “strong man” in the Wiru language of Papua New Guinea.  Telecoma is the name the nationals gave my dad when he was there as a teenager. I like to read all kinds of books, especially science, history, and military history. I enjoy performing all kinds of science experiments. It’s also fun to be outside, just playing around. I like going to the bush (the big jungle) and working in the workshop and print shop with my dad (or wherever else dad needs me!).  When I grow up, I would like to be a missionary, scientist. or inventor.

 Working in the print shop - 2014Working in the print shop - 2014



Birthday: March 24, 1998

Favorite Bible verse: Luke 17:10 - "So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do."  This verse reminds me that we need to go above and beyond the call of duty as the rule, and not the exception.

Favorite Color: Yellow (because yellow is like gold and there’s a lot of gold in heaven!) or camo

Favorite Candy: Chocolate and spicy candies (like cinnamon and fire balls)

Favorite Food: Mom’s food! In America, hamburgers, hot wings (extra spicy!), and jalapeno poppers.  In PNG, mumu food and fish & rice. 

Favorite song: “Dare to be a Daniel” It talks about being different and doing what’s right when no one else is. That’s what I need to do!



When I was 5, on a Tuesday, mom was talking about how she got saved and I wanted to get saved, too.  So, I asked her and she said to go talk to dad.  I went over to the workshop where he was and I told him what mom was talking about and how I wanted to get saved.  He said to list all the bad things that I knew of, that I had done, so I listed as many as I could and knew that I was a sinner.  We went over to the workbench and I asked the Lord to come into my heart.


Hi, my name is Derrick Dikoa Wells. Dikoa (di-ko-uh) means “like his father” in the Wiru Tok Ples (language of the Wiru tribe in New Guinea). It’s like putting a  “Jr.” after someone’s name in America.  I like sports, especially basketball.  In New Guinea, I like to play rugby with the boys when they come over to the mission station (sometimes we play with a ball, sometimes it is with a plastic bottle). I like talking to the people around the station. I also like eating their food. I love working with my dad on stuff in the print shop and workshop. I also like eating their food. When I grow up I want to be a preacher cowboy or maybe a missionary – somewhere where they have horses! I like to ride horses! Maybe a missionary in Papua New Guinea.

Derrick 2014 - Age 13Derrick 2014 - Age 13

Birthday: June 19, 2000

Favorite verse: Revelation 4:8b “…and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”  Sam Gipp preached a message on this verse. God is going to come back and we are going to go up to heaven. These beasts are constantly giving God the glory, and we should be, too!  Because he is “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come”!!!

Derrick and Java - 2014Derrick and Java - 2014

Favorite color: Red

Favorite candy: Butterfingers, Reece’s peanut butter cups and M&M's

Favorite food: In America – Chinese food (particularly rat on a stick – although I think it’s really chicken)  and pasta.  In New Guinea – Fish and rice, with cabbage

Favorite song: “Blessed Assurance"



Connor - 2014  Age 11Connor - 2014 Age 11
In 2008, while we were in Papua New Guinea, on a Sunday, after Sunday School, Amber asked me if I wanted to get saved.  I said “Yes”.  She told me to go back into the Sunday School room with Grandma Wells.  I asked Grandma if I could get saved.  She told me how to get saved and I asked Jesus into my heart.

Hi, my name is Connor Coinyali Wells. Coinyali (coin-yah-lee) is a Wiru word (the Wiru tribe’s language of PNG) that speaks of someone’s good character and inner strength. I like to play with all kinds of toy cars. I like to play with my brothers and wrestle. In New Guinea I like to play with the other kids.  I like to sit with the people in their huts, around the fire, and listen to them tell stories. I like to collect rocks.

I have found a lot of neat ones. I have a fossilized clam shell that Trevor found for me. I also have a stalactite and a stalagmite from a cave  near here.  When I grow up I want to be a missionary. 

 Derrick with one of his goats - Oreo 2014Derrick with one of his goats - Oreo 2014


Birthday: February 19, 2002

Favorite verse: Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Because God made everything so that we could live.

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite candy: Hard candies and jelly beans

Favorite food: In America – Lasagna and nachos.  In PNG – cabbage soup on rice

Favorite song: “Onward Christian Soldiers”

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