News From Ialibu!
Dear Friends and fellow workers,
Yes, it is important for us that you realise we see you as very much a part of the work in Ialibu and appreciate your prayers, advice and suggestions.
Thirty-four new believers in Christ were baptised and it was a fantastic celebration as only the New Guineans can do. There is much to tell and many issues that we are still working out. The Holy Spirit was really manifest both during the services and Baptism.
We arrived Wednesday in Port Moresby and a couple of hours later over breakfast had our first meeting.
Next day we flew up to Ialibu and by the evening things were in full swing – preparations for the services and meetings, getting caught up on Fellowship activities etc. Sunday was the Baptism service. Monday we met with the folks at MAF and Tuesday went to see about some local agriculture programs and check the site for a new Fellowship and outreach centre, etc, etc. Wednesday evening Karin was asked to take the Ladies fellowship next morning and following that our house transformed into a clinic with medical consultations and prayer.
In all of this we can see God’s hand in everything over the next two weeks – divine appointments all the way through and provision for each situation. When I started to write this I wrote down projects and issues that we had to work through and arrange and there are over twenty things ranging from orphans, school, leadership, adult education, social and welfare programs, clan conflicts and the list goes on. I will spare you the details.
If you are interested in specific information we can come and share or I will, as time and strength permits, put information on the website. At this point specifically we would ask that you remember Myron – the lame boy who had his leg fixed last trip – he is a young teen with the usual issues plus he has
Myron before operation and now, walking without crutches
no home so we need to find a permanent arrangement for his care.
And another boy, Timothy, in a similar situation.
These children need care and much love as only Christ can give through us.
We leave you with a word from Psalms 139:3-6
You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue,behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before,and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;it is high; I cannot attain it.
Karin and Philip