Following Doug’s phone call today, Diane has shared a few highlights of what God is doing in PNG.
Diane stated that Doug has left the Bulolo area (Red pin on map)where there had been unrest and shootings approximately six months ago. Praise the Lord that the unrest is over now. Doug reports they were able to complete Bible distribution to eight schools today (see picture). In seven of these schools, the children have never had a copy of the Word of God before. In fact, it seems so confirming of God’s perfect timing for this trip, as the government has started to require schools to have Bible studies one hour each day!!
Doug shared that, currently there is great spiritual interest running throughout Papua New Guinea. The Speaker of the House of PNG is a strong and bold believer. Doug will be able to share more regarding the success of Bible distribution when he he returns. It is amazing what God is doing and It really seems to be the perfect timing for this trip.
One veteran missionary (has been there 40yrs) was so excited to see the Gideons come to his area. He had been praying for them to come! for a long time. Since it is a very difficult area to reach, this was the first time Gideons had come to his area. In order to make this trip even possible, they had taken an offering to collect funds to rent a Land Rover (very expensive) to travel into this rugged area. Praise God for his generous people.
The Gideons and Auxiliary (Gideons’ wives) have a strong testimony in this area. One man, who was demon possessed, was told to see the Gideon, and the Gideon’s wife. They had the privilege of leading the man to Christ!!
So many stories of what God is doing. Keep praying for Doug & the Team. God is great, mighty in battle; It is He who has won the victory.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think..”