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Check out this brief video we put together to share what God is doing in Mibu.

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Chris at a teacher training meeting in B... village.

Visit to Mibu

Our family has had the opportunity to come back into Mibu over this summer break.  4 weeks back in the beautiful setting of Mibu.  Mountain views, fog, sunrises...slower pace, lots of family time, but best of all catching up with our friends in the church here. Sweet conversations, hugs, and sharing prayer requests were all part of our routine. We are so thankful for this opportunity, and savored every moment.

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Ongoing Discipleship

II Tim. 2:2 really seems to be the overriding theme of the church right now. "You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others". A church that is reproducing itself!  It seems that when we make these visits in to Mibu, we hear of some new thing that the church is doing or has started, completely on their own, that just kind of blows our minds!
Just before we came in, we received word that one of the elders was stepping down for a time to help deal with some trouble that came up with his teenage son.  This son, along with a cousin, has been personally mentored by another elder (a young, single man called Moombi) and together they were being put through the ropes of one day becoming literacy teachers (kind of the unofficial first rung towards church leadership). The teen boy's parents and Moombi have both warned him that as he grows, Satan will try to trip him up by testing him in different ways.  Well, true to their word, he was tested, and he made some foolish choices, and fell into sin.  The son has recognized the error of his way (almost immediately it seems), and with the support of parents and others, has allowed the Holy Spirit to convict him, and through prayer and humility seems about ready to move forward once again. Discipleship continues faithfully, and how thrilling to hear of mature believers taking the next generation under their wings and showing them how the Christian life is done on such a personal level.
The church continues to plan and pursue outreaches.  The fact that every village in the Mibu language and all but one village of the Mina language have a functioning church has not lessened their passion and drive to continue to make Christ known. Outreaches into at least 2 other language groups have started (one resulting in believers, the other approaching the lessons on Christ's death, burial and resurrection sometime this summer), and at least one more planned to start soon.  It is thrilling to see the vision that the church has for everyone to be able to teach this message and to look for opportunities to do so.  Just this weekend there was another teacher's training course taught in Beng where people from all around came to participate.
There is also a plan to ordain the first Mina elder, perhaps as soon as the end of this summer! 
Rejoice with us as God continues to lead the church here.  Also, continue to pray for unity among the believers, and that they will continue to stand strong against opposition to the truth.


 

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Tyler and Titus, cut from the same cloth :)

Airstrip Update

We had really hoped that we'd have more to update you on concerning the airstrip. A couple months ago now, the RAA (Rural Air Authority) flew in to Mibu to look at the strip.  Among the group was a geological engineer from New Zealand who was able to examine the airstrip and it's composition. He has devised a plan that has been tested, tried, and true on other airstrips in the country. It does involve a good bit of hard labor, once again...but it appears that once they have done this there is good confidence that the Mibu airstrip can FINALLY be up and functioning safely.  Pray that the Mibu people will have the endurance to continue working in this airstrip.

Thank you so much for your commitment to pray with us and for us and for your continued interest in our lives and our ministry here among the Mibu people.  We always look forward to hearing from you as you respond to the content of this email.

As Unto Him
Chris, Angie and the rest of the Walker family.

 

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Church Planting Among the Mibu People of North-Central Papua New Guinea
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