|Panoramic view of the Bromley District Center in the Jimi Valley.|
|This is the river that we were collecting stone from. |
It crosses the road you travel on.
|These are some of the kids and adults who were |
watching the "white skins" putting stone into
the back of a Landcruiser.
|As the song says, "We get by with a|
little help from our friends."
It is very nice to visit the Jimi Valley. It is remote, quiet, peaceful and deep in the mountains of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Jimi Valley is also home to The Bromley District here in PNG. The district is named after William Bromley who along with his wife and family, opened the work there and who also died and is buried there. Through the years the district has grown and is now a phase 3 district. Our current district superintendent there is Kamda Kanzpena, and under his leadership the district is doing well. Kamda is a great man of faith, precious and a good friend. I was there there for 3 days this week along with other missionary guys. We had some guests with us and went into the Jimi to show them some of the more remote places in PNG. To get to the Bromely district you would need to either hike about 4 days over some very rough mountainous terrain or you take a 4-wheel drive vehicle that is tough and travel by road. To call it a road, at times, is being gracious. Forty some miles (Kudjip to Bromely district) takes anywhere from 5 to 6 hours, in 4-wheel low, depending on when the last rain fell! We have also had reports of longer times than that. But as one of the drivers I must confess, it is fun to go 4-wheeling. We had a lot of fun. We worked on adding stone to the little road into the district house where we stay when visiting the district center. We drove about 15 minutes to the river where we would load up the Toyota Landcruiser with stone and come back and put the stone on the road and did this 3 different times. On the way back to Kudjip we got stuck 3 times and we would put a tow strap on the front of the Landcruiser and Nationals would help pull us up the hill till we could get traction again. It was a great time and it is always nice to see the awesome creation of our Heavenly Creator!
|Randy is ministering to all God's creatures. |
This Cassowary was enjoying the music
Randy was playing for the kids.