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.
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?
I envision that this blog will become something of a patchwork. I want to write, from time to time, on what excites me, what I see God doing, what I am struggling with or thinking about, some reflections on the journey of life and what is happening in my 'ministry world' - mainly GRN but other things as well. The extent to which this vision is fulfilled.
But along the way I would love to hear from you. You may agree or disagree with what I write or just reflect or respond further.