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God Never Stops Working

‘ All the powers of hell will not conquer it..’

Matthew 16:18

That is exactly what Jesus had said. Nothing and nobody – not even a worldwide pandemic – could stop God from doing what he does and what he wants accomplished!

Wantakia – two different types of people!

And with our God still at work there was a lot happening in PNG during the last 4 weeks.

1 tribe finally heard the Gospel! Pray for the new believers and the missionaries in there and praise the Lord that he has a church among the Pei people of Papua New Guinea! Pray for the missionary team as one of their members had to leave for the US to get medical attention.

2 tribes are hearing the Gospel right now! The Wantakia and the Amdu people are hearing for the first time what God has done to save them from their sin and a bondage to Satan by just believing what Jesus has done for them! Pray for the missionaries for strength and endurance and clarity in conveying the message! Pray that many Wantakia and Amdu will come and listen to the teaching and will be saved!

1 tribe has just baptized their first group of believers! Pray for the church among the Kaje people who celebrate Gods salvation!

Baptism among the Kaje people

Please continue to pray for the work that the Lord is doing in PNG! The last few days we see a spike of COVID-19 cases in PNG. Please ask the Lord to protect PNG from harm and that His work can continue strong! Pray also that all the missionaries that were on furlough and want to go back to PNG for work will be able to come back!

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A Maturing Church

Last weekend we had the opportunity to go into a tribal location as a family with some of our friends.

After a 3 hour road trip we arrived at the village that was next beside the road.

The church in this location has been established about 20 years ago and is now a community of about 200 believers. In their tribe as a whole they have 10 churches in other locations.

We sat down with the believers and talked for hours with them picking their brain and learning from their experience as Christians in PNG. They come out of the same background as the people that we want to reach with the Gospel one day!

Their own language is spoken a lot but they all understand and most of if not all speak Tok Pisin. Because of some people that married into their community but came from other language groups they just started a presentation of the Gospel in Tok Pisin and we had the opportunity to attend!

They are teaching 5-6 mornings a week and it will take them 2 1/2 months until they reach the Gospel going from Creation to Christ.

It was so refreshing to talk with some of the believers there and gave us an encouraging picture of what the final picture might look like of what we’re aiming for!

We’re looking forward to visits in other locations too!

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Eating sweet sugar cane! What a nice PNG treat!

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Entering a New Stage in Life!

We were really excited when we received word from PNG this week telling us that we are officially part of the team! We received lots and lots of emails with information about what is needed to apply for work permits and visas… It seems like it will be a lengthy process with lots of paperwork, and we are hoping that the stuff we have to mail in will arrive safely in Papua New Guinea!

At the same time we are very thankful for the opportunity for Frieddy to teach the refugee small group at our church. Last Wednesday they went through creation (day 1-5) and are getting ready to hit the creation of man in two weeks. Please pray with us that it will be a time where we all get to know God better and grow closer to him and that those who are not saved yet will understand the Gospel!

Please also pray for the preparations for PNG that we will rest in God and that He will prepare the way for us.