A devastating flood swept through the Jiwaka province recently in northern Papua New Guinea. Some villages were swept away by the flood waters, and at least three people were reportedly killed.
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in the Jiwaka North District responded to this crisis with faithfulness and compassion. NCM helped reach a total of 45 households in the Jiwaka province with food, tools, and other supplies to begin the long rebuilding process.
Matthew Galman, Melanesia South Pacific Field NCM coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene, expressed his thankfulness to God and the church.
“[God] has made every way possible for us to reach out to our brothers and sisters who are aching from the flood in the Jiwaka North District,” he said.
Galman also acknowledges the support of the following people and organizations for their assistance:
- Jiwaka North District, including District Superintendent Andrew Akus, District Advisory Board members, pastors, and all who contributed
- Rotary Club of Boroko for donating a total of 25,000.00 PGK for tools and supplies through the Brian Bell Company PNG
- Brian Bell Company PNG for the discount that enabled NCM to fully satisfy a total of 45 family households
- Regional NCM Coordinator John Watton for his timely presence during distribution and for speaking the Word of God on the compassion of Jesus in a timely manner
- Aprup Church of the Nazarene pastor and laypeople, who through the pain rose up in compassion to help not only Nazarenes but also the community in general
- Community leaders for being supportive, understanding, and for cooperating with the church to make this happen
- Melanesia South Pacific NCM for its advocacy and the initiation and coordination of all logistical needs
Continued prayer is requested for those affected in northern PNG.