Word Made Flesh Papua New Guinea seeks to love and obey Jesus by facilitating rural communities in the Sepik and Sandaun Provinces of PNG in addressing spiritual, intellectual, and physical needs.
We are called to respond in obedience to the incarnational gospel of Jesus Christ – to enter into holistic relationship with communities and participate in His work of reconciliation and discipleship.
With one of the worst infrastructures in the world, Papua New Guinea’s many rural communities often have little or no access to medical aid, educational resources, or opportunities for economic growth. In addition, although PNG has a long history with Christian Missions, geographic isolation and language barriers have left many people in spiritual confusion. We hope to act as a catalyst, encouraging and facilitating rural communities in PNG to utilize their own expertise and potential in pursuing community health and spiritual growth.
Baku village, among the Yamano people, has invited us to join them in the work of completing a translation of the Bible in their own language. They are also eager to address economic, educational, and physical health needs in their community. Several neighboring language communities have asked for but never received aid in translating the Bible into their language. Most of the surrounding language groups do not even have a writing system in their languages and have remained trapped in spiritual, educational, and economic poverty. By God’s grace, we will partner with the village of Baku both to address the felt needs of the Yamano people and to reach out to neighboring language communities.
Join Us in Prayer
Please pray for us as we prepare to join the Yamano people in ministry. Our first priority when we arrive will be to learn the language and begin building lasting relationships with the people of Baku village. This will take time and wisdom.
Please pray for the local Pastor Clemence Komnapi. He and his wife have served their community for many years and have offered to mentor us as we join the work of Bible translation and community development.
Please pray for Baku village and for the Yamano people. We are thankful for their warm invitation and enthusiasm, and we pray for God’s blessing and protection over them. We also pray that God will raise up people in the community with a heart for reaching out to their neighboring language groups.