Urgent prayer is requested by Rev. Peter Kui, District Superintendent of Bromley District in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Rev. Peter Kui shared the current situation in their place after the recent national election in PNG.
After the PNG election, many disgruntled supporters of the losing candidates caused excessive damage to the properties of innocent people in the Jimi Valley area. Millions of Kina’s worth of properties were destroyed, including the parsonage where one Nazarene pastor and his family lived was burned to ashes. The pastor and his family went hiding in the bush for two nights and later were rescued by one of our Nazarene pastors from another district.
A village within and around Tabiguga government station where Rev. David Kina lived is now a deserted place. Seven hundred houses were burned to the ground, and some two hundred villagers were now homeless and forced into hiding in the bushes because of fear. The tension is still high as there are no government authorities on the ground to enforce peace and normalcy.
Furthermore, some sections of Jimi road are blocked, and huge drains were dug to cut off the road completely, while a bridge is stripped-off to make it more difficult for the majority of the population to have access.
- Pray for the protection of the leaders, churches, and members and their families who are caught in the middle of this violent situation.
- Pray for spiritual programs in the Bromley district that have and will be affected by this violence.
- Pray for the women from the Bromley district who are experiencing challenges and finding it difficult to come out and attend the National Women’s Conference in Lae this September.
- Pray for DS Peter Kui as he and his wife can return to their home as they are now stranded and cannot return to Tsingoropa. Rev. Kui’s only means of communication with his pastors and the District Advisory Board is through his cellphone.
- Pray that God would intervene in this most challenging situation, that this violence will stop, and that the government will be able to solve this peace and order problem in the country.