The ‘Ship DTS Highlands Team’ pass on greetings and here is a little update of what they have been up to the last couple of days.
On Sunday morning the team were involved in the church service and shared a little of what they have been up to and really enjoyed watching how our ‘Papua New Guinea’ family does church in their culture, really highlighted the amazing passion & fire the people have their love to dance and sing which the team embraced. In the evening the team were involved in a combined city wide praying for the nation of PNG with some of the different pastors from around the city. The fervency and pride for their nation was contagious, they requested your prayers also as they seek to have a ‘government that serves the people and walks in righteousness’ (elections currently been held across PNG)
The team are doing really well, have been so amazingly blessed by the ‘four square’ church family. On Monday evening they enjoyed fellowship with some of the church orphan children and the ‘PNG mamma’s’ and were treated to an amazing PNG feast. Loving the bananna sago! 🙂
Earlier in the day the team worked in two of the local health clinics and really enjoyed ministering to the people in primary health care. Many of the youth that they got to know, they invited to the upcoming church camp, where they are expecting 600 to attend.
The plans for working with some student groups in the Port Moresby University are coming along well, the team is excited to be able to link in with the students. They will be sharing from their own personal journey and many of the teachings that they have enjoyed hearing in Townsville and on the Medical Ship.
Last night the team were invited to a families house and enjoyed an amazing time of fellowship with other families, in PNG dancing, learning some ‘motu songs’, continuing practicing our ‘pidgin’ language (which the team are speaking quite well, which is the local trade language along with ‘motu and english) with the other songs. The students shared testimonies and a drama, loved connecting with the people. The team have been overwhelmed with the hospitality and openness, generosity and willingness of the people of PNG to accept them in as family. They are enjoying the immersion into the culture and enjoying not only teaching and blessing the people, but been so blessed and learning so much themselves.
The team says ‘Hi’ and passes on their thanks for journeying with them, loves receiving your encouragement.