This last week the students from our Christian Union Bible College traveled to the Pangia area in the Southern Highlands Province. As part of their training, we send them out on ministry outreach trips where they preach, sing songs, perform dramas, and give their testimonies in churches. They left on Monday and had services in the evenings and in the mornings starting with Monday night. I was privileged to join them on Saturday and return back tot he college with them on Monday.
After a 2 1/2 hour drive we parked our truck and started our 2 hour and 15 minute walk. This is the road at the start of the walk, it wasn't near this good by the end! Traveling with me were Martin's (our teacher at the college) family and DJ Casto (a volunteer who is here for the year helping teach at the college).
Sunday evening we didn't have a service, so we just sat around in the kunai houses around the fire chatting. We then got up and started walking at 6 in the morning and made it back to our truck around 8. After a short (2 1/2 hours) drive back to Hagen, I was back with my family again. In about 10 weeks I plan on sending the students out again. Continue to pray for them as they prepare for full time ministry.