Saturday, August 18, 2007

Heading into the Jungle of the Sepik...

I had the privilege of going on one of our side trips with the students into the jungle. I went along to cook for the 9 of us as we headed in to see how God is working in a Sepik tribe where NTM missionaries are located. It was an amazing experience for the students and for us leaders as well, to see how God has transformed the tribal people into His children! Here I am with one of the believers.
After an early departure from INTERFACE, (plus a crazy 2 weeks of unpacking, working in the kitchen 10-12 hours a day, and packing for side trip for me), most of us slept for 2 hours in the C90 flight on the way to another air strip, just 30 km from Indonesia. :)
Then we flew from an old military airstrip on a 206 to an airstrip where some NTM missionaries used to work, about a 20 minute flight.
We landed at an airstrip and had to hike 1 1/2 hours to the missionaries houses, the three white buildings.
Hiking into the tribe...
We visited a home in the tribe. We were a little scared that it would fall apart when all 9 of us were walking around in it. But it was fine!
One of the believers preaching in church on Sunday. It was wonderful to worship God with others from another language group. Even though we didn't understand we knew they knew our Saviour.

Sing Sing House

We hiked 2 hours through lots of mud! There were some logs to walk on so that we wouldn't have to tramp through the mud, but we all managed to fall off many times! We finally made it to this Sing Sing House where we spent the night as we watched and listened to the people sing and dance. It was quite an experience!!
My brand new sneakers while hiking in the muddy swamp to the Sing Sing House. It was CRAZY and lots of fun!!
Inside the Sing Sing House it was really dark except for a few fires going, while the people sang and danced all night long.
Hiking back to the tribe after spending the night at the Sing Sing House...
We are all dead tired after a long hike through the muddy, swampy jungle...

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Enjoying life where God has me... currently in Papua New Guinea cooking and loving life with my husband, Jacob, and my son, Jonathan.

in Wewak, Papua New Guinea

in Wewak, Papua New Guinea
Amazing view from our back porch!