Saturday, April 6, 2013

Resurrection Celebration

Two Grade 12 students made our Easter celebration extra special this year.  Stephanie and Elijah attended a Bible conference in Ukarumpa over the weekend with about 120 other students from across the country.  Members of our community invited the students into their homes for dinner after the Easter service.


We got to spend the afternoon getting to know Stephanie and Elijah.  They are from two different villages in the same language group.  We enjoyed stories about their families and customs.  Elijah told us how white foreigners first introduced his people to horses, and now they raise and sell them.  Stephanie told us how her people used to fight and even eat the white missionaries who were trying to get up to the Highlands.  <We’ve seen actual footage of the first white explorer’s journey into the Highlands of PNG so it wasn’t that long ago!>

It was especially encouraging to have Elijah tell us how much he enjoys studying the Bible, and ask us how he could become a Bible translator.  Yes!  It is our prayer that this young generation of Papua New Guineans…the future leaders of their country…would pick up the baton and help their neighbors get God’s Word in their heart language.


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