Earlier this month, our Lae Centre hosted a group from CWCI (Christian Women Communicating International) which involved the Melanesia Director, Jacqui Guy from Australia, meeting with local women from the PNG Executive body, and the leaders of KYB study groups operating in Lae.
Over ten days our guest lounge area became a worship centre full of lovely hymns and praise songs; a meeting room; training classroom; and a break room for meals and fellowship.
It was an honour to host these dear sisters, and their presence brightened up a grey and rainy week, and cheered our hearts as we walked back and forth past the lounge (especially the singing!).
There is a real place for bible study material directed to women in PNG, as the effects often reach into the family and the community. As Jacqui shared in a 2017 newsletter;
Overwhelmingly their favourite book is Ruth, and as many live with mothers-in-law as is the custom, the topic of relationships is so important. I’ve even had strong feedback from family members of the impact this study has had on the family.
There are study materials available in Tok Pisin and Accessible English, which allows for a certain level of literacy. It is just one more way of placing God’s word in peoples’ hearts and minds on a daily basis.
Please pray …
- for more KYB leaders and study groups to be formed in PNG churches and communities
- that the material would significantly impact the lives of the women and their families
- for the PNG Executive, that they may continue to serve the LORD with gladness (Psalm 100:2)
- for Jacqui, that she may know the Spirit’s leading in this often challenging role
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