The YWAM Medical Ship has begun its journey back to Papua New Guinea! After seven months of preparations, refurbishments, scheduling, and planning, the ship set sail on 30 April. In the next six months, seven outreaches will take place, including one outreach focused on the nation’s capital, Port Moresby.
YWAM Medical Ships Australia (YWAM MSA) will continue to develop the sister city relationship between Townsville, (where the Medical Ship is based), and Port Moresby. Though the deepest needs of the country are felt in the more rural areas, YWAM MSA believes a stronger connection between Townsville and Port Moresby will enable a greater and lasting impact for the entire country of PNG.
This outreach to Port Moresby will be the fourth outreach out of the seven outreaches to PNG. The first three will concentrate on the Gulf Province, while the last three will serve the Western Province.
Last year, the YWAM Medical Ship was able to help thousands of people, as well as train locals and up-skill PNG health care workers. YWAM MSA will continue to partner with PNG, from the individuals in the rural villages through to the government officials. YWAM MSA operates in an effort to serve neighbours locally and internationally, build up the communities of PNG and Australia, care for those in need, and connect with individuals and organisations who have a desire to see change in this world.