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.
This post contains mildly graphic images
By Jonathan Ward
We left the hillside of Tsendiap around 1:30 in the afternoon, down clay steps carved out of the hillside and into Papua New Guinea’s Sepik rain forest. All afternoon we hiked up, climbed down, and forded streams. Continue reading
Mikayla, a long time friend of our family from Idaho decided to pay us a visit in December.
Grace ( 21), Mikayla ( 20), and Jenny (19)
Have you ever wanted to know what PNG is like? Well after leaving, Grace asked Mikayla to send back her thoughts on the whole experience and here they are: Continue reading
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
A remote village with their HF radio
This week was our turn to monitor the emergency radio again. It was toward the end of Saturday (4 pm) and Dad leaned over the radio to answer.
“Alpha 899 is listening, go ahead.” Continue reading