When I was in PNG I met one of my heros, Kevin Hovey. Here is one story of his many exploits.
He knew about the nomadic Pei people from the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea.
They lived in the trees above the river swamps. They built temporary shelters and went hunting and fishing for a living. Their neighbours called them the Nomadic Nomadics or “Flying Foxes”. They were here one day and gone the next.
Pastor K made a first approach. In 2006 he took with him three members from a Tibetan church and recorded:
"We planned to go to Tsum to share the words of God even though is was a big task and an uphill trek.The people of Tsum depend on farming and medicinal herbs for their livelihood.
Pastor K. and his church were not willing to give up.
We started praying for them continuously.
We decided to go back to Tsum the next year. We approached them and went there with a lot of vegetable seeds and taught them methods of planting them. Unfortunately the seeds we took with us did not favour the climate and the harvest was not good.
In the village of Tsum the work of God really begins to take place. Pastor "K" reports:
A lady fell sick and she was in her dying stage.
They were trying everything to save her
Pastor "K" in Tsum
"In 2010 with recordings and bible picture charts from GRN we began to share the gospel more openly. We found the recordings in GRN in their own language and nice bible pictures really drew the villager's attention. They could see the picture as well as listen to the bible. In this way ministry was opened up for us.
Pastor K talks about the next trek to Tsum:
"When the villlagers returned back from Katmandu there was lots of persecution for believers.
They were given two choices: either leave Christianity or the village.
They had to leave the village.
I received this report from our Nepali team early this year. I felt like I was reading in Acts. How encouraging a story for the churches in Australia!
Pastor "K" continues: "We were continuously praying and fasting for the situation in the village of Tsum. Everyone in the village also began to pray and some of them even started to share the gospel in their neighbouring villages.
Here is a resume of her latest jungle journey. Gracie writes:
I hear a lot of Christians railing about the how we have to stand against Atheism and the evolutionist agenda. But I am often forced to wonder why should we care?