Have you been following the 50 Days of Prayer for PNG on Facebook? Missionary Benji Jenkins has been posting updates and ways we can be praying as the church in PNG gears of for its 50th anniversary celebration later this month. Here are a few highlights:
Pray for the Pomberal Health Center, opened in 1980 by pioneer medical missionaries. According to the National Census, it serves a population between 10,000 to 14,000. Primarily an out-patient clinic, the Health Center also includes an in-patient section, maternal and child health services, antenatal clinics, deliveries, post-natal care, school medical clinics, home visits, dental and family planning help, and a government policy called ‘Promotion of Healthy Island Concept.’ Please also pray for the staff including two nursing officers and seven Community Health Workers.
Pray for Benji and Erica Jenkins, with their children Mark, Cameron, Chloe and Henry. They first came to PNG in 2003. Benji is Acting Field Director, as well as directing and teaching at CUBC. Erica presently serves as treasurer, station hostess and homeschools their children. They will be returning to the States for Homeland Ministry Assignment in the spring of 2014. Please pray for strength, wisdom and endurance as they manage these responsibilities along with preparing for the 50th Celebration.
Pray for the few remaining elderly first generation believers who were the first to help bring the Good News in their villages.
Pray for Assistant Regional Superintendent Peter Rapu, wife Jeni and 5 sons. Peter was educated at our Nembi Valley Bible School, and has served as a teacher at Christian Union Bible College. Pray for Peter to persevere and to grow in wisdom in his present leadership position.