Since 1998, when PNGMS as a mission society was born, the society has held gatherings – or “bungs” – which is the Pidgin English word for gathering – every two years for members to attend for fellowship with other former Papua New Guinea missionaries and for news about recent and current events and activities on the field, in particular with the Gutnius Lutheran Church of PNG. The pages in this section of the website highlight the specifics of each of those bungs with scripted items and pictures. The banner picture above shows the former missionaries to PNG gathered at the 1998 50th Anniversary celebration of the beginning of the mission work to the Enga in 1948.