Wednesday, June 10, 2009



Hi this is the latest article for Hausman.





From: Timothy Kwara []
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:18 AM
To: ''
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 East Sepik. As I was doing some studies in discipleship I see the importance of face to face communication. During my visits I see people excited and interested in God’s Word. I get to answer questions raised by the people. At the same time I am learning about the people’s cultures and their way of life. This will help me to relate well to the people.


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 USA missionary, Jeff Graf took over. Since Jeff is now teaching at POM for the time being so he asked me to take up the leadership of the group. I also take some students to go with me when it is my turn to lead.  I have enjoyed the long walks and the joy of knowing more people at Bunum Wo.


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 Kalvary Lutheran Church. It is a new congregation and the people are so keen to take up TEE studies and they really want to know more about God’s Word. I preached on Psalm 1 and the importance of meditating on God’s Word. I have been an urban dweller but God brought me to the bush so that I can be involved to help others come out of their bad ways and follow the Lord Jesus Christ.


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.

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