A friend of ours just returned from a trip to Papua New Guinea. While he was there he was given 2 letters from 2 different people groups begging New Tribes to come and live in their village. The first is a letter from the Isahu people. Here is the letter in it’s entirity. It is unedited, but translated to English.
Yes, I am writing because I have some thing with you ones. I have a big worry that I am not sure what will happen with death comes. I have heard from the other tribe that has the mission that they know now, I am sorry for myself though that I do not know. I worry for my life, so I am asking that you will send the mission (NTM) to my village.
The men and women of Isahu village we are very hungry for this talk that it will be in our bellies. Please have pity on us. In all other places of the ground we have heard that they have the talk of God but us ones of Isahu are still standing without, we have nothing. I have heard of others hearing this talk in other villages but this talk is not in Isahu yet. So please send some to learn our language and teach us this talk so we can know it too.
Please have pity on our lives, we don’t know what will become of us when death is on us. So am asking with a big strong request that you will come to us and teach us of this talk. This is the road that I have heard will be heard, that is why I have sent this letter to you bossmen of NTM. Our language is not hard here in Isahu, please come.
Good morning to you ones. I am Aiben Awanhi of Isahu village.
Let’s be praying for laborers to be raised up who will take the gospel to Aiben and the Isahu village. I am reminded of Matthew 9, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.”