Just under $8,000 remaining to raise!
Now—25 years after missionaries first brought the Good News to the isolated Gobasi tribal people—a need for help has arisen. False teachers from other areas are challenging the church, and age-weary buildings and equipment are hindering day-to-day life in the community.
Today we can rejoice at the number of believers in the country of Papua New Guinea (PNG). It is a great testimony to the power of God that these once unreached peoples now have knowledge of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. However, there is still work to be done to encourage and disciple believers with ongoing teaching to strengthen them against the false teaching and to stand on the truth of God's word.
Among the Gobasi people of PNG and surrounding tribal churches, there have been struggles with false teachings from other areas. The tribe, traditionally steeped in animistic superstitions and practices, now needs encouragement and support in their faith.
A Pioneers family who initially took the gospel to this area in the 80s and 90s would like to make two short-term trips back in 2013 and 2014, to provide encouragement and training to the local pastor and congregation. As well, the project will provide the funds to provide solar power to the community church, repair their small grass airstrip, replace water tanks and fix a tractor.
Breakdown of Expenses:
Travel for two ministry visits = $14,800 Repairs to solar lighting, tractor, water tank, etc. = $4,900 Misc. tools, materials, freight costs = $4,500 Scholarships for training two pastors = $800 Building purchase for church and health center = $2,500
Would you prayerfully consider supporting our efforts to strengthen and encourage the Gobasi church? Your gift will be doubled by the matching opportunity! Any gift you make will be used to meet a real, felt need.