This news is a little old, but we wanted to fill in the gap between March 2017 and the next blog which will be more current.
A year ago, this is what the district center property looked like.
Preparations were underway for the construction of
the Church of the Nazarene District Center in
anticipation of the arrival of a Work and Witness team
from Papua New Guinea - the first-ever PNG W&W team!
The team of 10 people arrived in March 2017 and
poured the foundation for the new building
and left us with a promise that they would be back...
In November 2017, Tim and Karla Deuel arrived to
help us get ready for the next PNG W&W team!
What a blessing it is to have missionary partners with skill sets that make up for our lack! Tim and Karla have been serving at Kudjip in PNG for over five years. Tim helped our ni-Vanuatu Nazarenes get the foundation ready for the next phase of District Center development.
Everyday that there were men out working on the construction project,
there was a beautiful group of women preparing a hot lunch for the workers.
The cement blocks started arriving as well as other supplies.
Many times when a W&W team arrives, you can tell right away which ones just got off the plane. Most of the time, W&W team members look very differently than
the team that is ready to work with them at the project site.
But, these two teams looked and sounded very much the same!
The building was beginning to take shape!
Because the PNG W&W team arrived in December during school break,
some of our junior Nazarenes were able to give a hand too.
December tends to be a rainier month, but nothing kept these guys from moving forward.
Each day a different Nazarene Church was assigned to provide, prepare, and serve
lunch for the workers.
No one went hungry!
The generous funds provided by this PNG W&W team were sufficient to get the walls up,
and it was time for them to fly back home.
But, they left with another promise...they would return in 2018 to help us finish the job!
Please pray for:
1. God's provision for expenses and project funds for the 3rd PNG W&W team.
2. Pastor Seul and his ni-Vanuatu Nazarene team to continue the project so that it is ready for the next phase of development.
3. Revs. Peter and Jenny Isaac as they travel in PNG to raise mission awareness and encourage involvement.
4. Strong relationships to be established between the people on these teams.