Life in West Papua

Sue Trenier left the comfort of Cootehill to go and work with the Hupla tribe in West Papua. She was involved in medical work and Bible Translation among other things.  It was wonderful to hear about all that God has been doing in West Papua and to hear of many coming to faith in the Lord Jesus and having a hunger for his Word.  Sue showed us a video of the time that they presented the first ever Bible in their own language to the Hupla tribe, such excitement! They were so grateful, and it in some of the pictures you will see them bringing their Bibles to church and studying them carefully.  

It is great to see how God cares for each tribe and nation, and how in heaven there will be people from every tribe and language and nation worshipping Jesus.  God cares so much for tribes that may seem insignificant, so much that he arranges for people to be trained to reach them and get the Bible to them.

It was also wonderful to hear of the power of God's Word in changing another tribe as the Hupla tribe went to share God's Word with a neighbouring tribe. They only had three verses:

Gen 1:1 "In the beginning God"

John 1:14 "The Word became flesh"

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."

That was all they had, but that was enough to persuade the neighbouring Tribe of the power of God's Word, and they wanted more.

Praise God for Sue's work, pray God gives us such a hunger for His Word and that He calls many more to serve Him. You can listen to some of the talk at the link below, but it stops just when the video started.