My coworker Alan McDole and I just returned from a 3-week trip to Papua New Guinea where we shot interviews, photos and video for Ethnos360’s magazine and website.
A highlight of the trip was our time with the Mouk believers. Rick Zook blew the shell horn signaling that it was time to meet. Over 50 men awaited us as we walked into the church including Mouk elders and deacons. Many hiked several days to attend.
The gospel has taken root among the Mouk people of Papua New Guinea and continues to grow. Among those assembled were the Mouk missionaries whom Rick and Anji partner with to reach the Lusi people. Other Mouk missionaries are studying the Kove language, and still others are studying the Anem language in order to make disciples among these peoples.
The men were expecting us, and Rick translated to them why we had come. Why? So that believers around the world would know of the mighty work God is doing in building His Church in and through the Mouk people and that they would lift up God’s name alone in praise. We return with the message from the Mouk that the job is not yet done. More missionaries, both foreign and national, are still needed to work hand in hand, to reach other people groups in Papua New Guinea.
To a man each person whom we interviewed thanked us for coming, for our ministry and for our partnership with them in the gospel.
What an encouraging, affirming and humbling time!
Praise His name for building His Church!