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Papua New Guinea, My Return Part Two

October 31, 2011

I have been here at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital now for almost a month so I am settled in and doing well. The weather here is almost perfect with the days getting to around 80 Degrees F. and the nights getting into the 60’s which is great for sleeping. The countryside here is green with flowers everywhere. Being in the Highlands up over 5,000 feet it never gets real hot here even though we are just 6 degrees south of the equator, This climate provides an ideal growing season all year around so there are gardens everywhere. Some of the things you see in the gardens are bananas, mangos, papaya, peanuts, beans, many types of potatoes (the staple food here is sweet potatoes), corn, pineapple, and many other fruits and veggies.

Pineapple Garden

I had the great experience of being invited by one of the local missionaries, Mike, to attend a mens bible study at one of the local villages near the Hospital. It was a short journey up an old bumpy dirt road where we met the homeowner who was hosting the meeting. We arrived at 7:00 PM when the meeting was to start and there was no one there except the homeowner. In PNG almost everyone has to walk to where they are going so many of the men had to go home and get cleaned up and walk to the meeting. So men started to show up and by 7:30 we had about ten men so we started the meeting. As the meeting went on more and more men showed up until we had about 30 people in this small house. The host had rosted some sweet potatoes for the guests and we all ate them like you would eat a sweet roll while the meeting was going on. The meeting was about how to Pray to our Lord. As the meeting went on we were all brought a dish of food which had chicken, rice, green leafy vegetables and cooked bananas. after the meeting we heard testimony from several of the men on how they became christen’s. Over all it was a great meeting with good fellowship for all. As much of it was in Pigin and I only speak a little I had one of the men sitting next to me who helped me understand what was going on.

Mens Bible Study

After the meeting was finished we spent the night in the Kunai house (it is called a Kunai house because the roof is made of Kunai grass) with the host. Mike had brought sleeping bags and we were given beds made out of bamboo. The beds were a little harder that we are used to but I slept well and we were up early and back to Kudjip and our day jobs.

Me and our hosts at their Kunai House

What a great time sharing the word of the Lord with many of these christen men in PNG.
One Comment leave one →
  1. November 1, 2011 2:33 pm

    So you are back to having a DAY job! Enjoy your days there, and keep the updates coming


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