Refresh a Wounded Soul

Refresh a Wounded Soul:
Trading a bottle of tears for a bottle of clean water — Psalm 56:8

When even your family participates in beating and torturing you, where can you turn for help? In Papua New Guinea (PNG) the Meri Safe Haus may be the only option for these survivors of extreme, brutal violence. Papua New Guinea is known for being one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a woman. Here 68% of women have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse, rising in the highlands to nearly 100% of wives.

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CRMF Witnesses a Medevac

Written by my good friend  and co – worker Joy Suarkia

Warning: some mildly graphic images

Recently CRMF was able to witness a medevac first hand. Around 11:30 a.m. the Marawaka airstrip agent called CRMF, asking us to organize a medical evacuation. The agent reported that a four-year-old boy named Urile was severely injured from falling down from an avocado tree which left a stick about 30cm long sticking through his right hip and out through his back shoulder. Continue reading