Highlands of Papua New Guinea: Back in April of 2015, we reported on the excitement in the highlands as the Rural Health Services program of Nazarene Health Ministries, was taking yet another step toward sharing the news of God’s Son to the people of the Highlands.
This week we are excited to bring an update on this project! The first part of the project was to have our visiting missionary friend, Bill Wright (an Electrical Engineer who has helped Kudjip many times before) come and install the first solar system in Dusin. He took along with him, Nazarene Missionary Tim Deuel, who himself is an electrical lineman. Tim has done a lot of work on the mission house at Dusin and will be able to help make future adjustments or repairs to the system at the new clinic.
It was difficult to get flights to Dusin. Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is very busy helping missions like ours reach remote areas. This trip was even more complicated because of the small airstrip at Dusin, ( which is high in the mountains and often obscured by clouds), as well as the heavy load of the solar panel, batteries, and inverters. We praise the Lord for working out the flights at the last minute and for good weather to get the team and all of the equipment safely in and out.
The solar panels are now installed. This will run lights and a vaccine refrigerator along with providing excess capacity for future expansion. This will allow us to, for the first time, reliably provide immunizations in this area along with other clinical services. These services open the doors for us to be able to tangibly demonstrate that our Lord, through the hands of the Church, personally cares about them.
Issach, a nursing officer with Community Based Health Care (CBHC) was also able to go and hold a three-day training with pastors and others in the area who have already begun CBHC training. Had Issach not been able to go, these highlanders would have had to travel for several hours on foot along mountain trails, in order to receive this training.
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— Submitted: Dr. Scott Dooley