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From: Timothy Kwara [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:18 AM
Subject: For PNGOD
Well friends, I have been quite busy lately since I have visited the Telefomin area in West Sepik and the Wewak and Maprik Districts in
A sad thing that I find is that some people are misled by others and join a cult. Others have lost interest because there was no tutor at hand to help them. I also witness how life is going on in other parts of the country. This gives me an idea of how to minister to others. I Iearn a bit about history, languages and even get to know the people better. It’s fun and exciting to go on such adventures. As a former journalist, I love travelling and meeting people. At present I stay in one place only but I also get to know the Bible college students. It is fun to mentor the students and encourage them to face life’s journey.
Some weekends I go to a village which is 30 minutes by foot from CLTC and run Bible studies. Already a literacy group has been started so that those who are unable to read and write can learn. The leader of the Bible study group has been asking me about starting a school. I do not have the time but I have asked some students to help me. There are some trained teachers at the school and they will provide their support. Another student is a literacy specialist and has offered to help as well.
Believe it or not the Bible study group is made up of former gang members. There was even someone who had harvested a big marijuana plant when the Bible study was started. However that person is now learning about rice growing at the College. He changed his life at the time when the Bible study was started. It is great to be involved with these kinds of people. They are forgotten people group but now find place in God’s ministry.
We plan to set up a committee so that the people can manage the ministry themselves. The group was started by an American missionary, Dan Anderson. Then later an
On Wednesdays afternoon, I am involved in helping out at the Awana ministry. It’s a long time since I participated in teaching children. Sometimes I get tough on the children. However the kids that I am with are now getting to really understand their memory verses. I know I am quite busy but at least I can help in some way or another.
Last Sunday I visited a church nearby known as the Kar Waghi or
Therefore let me encourage you now. You do not need to go long way to minister to other places. The neediest mission field may be near your door step. Go out now and find it. Please pray for this people that God will work in their lives. Yes through knowing God they now have a big dream to help themselves be educated, be literate and be adventurous.
Anyway, I better stop here and see you around next time.