We hope you enjoyed the 24 days of globe-trotting adventures and have enjoyed learning about the countries we serve in, feel inspired after reading the incredible stories from the people we have helped, and had fun creating some of the crafts and recipes each day!
We also hope you had a brilliant Christmas and a happy New Year.
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In the meantime, thanks very much and all the best for this year ahead!
Thomas is 63 years-old. He stares at a laptop screen, hits a few keys and looks around for help – this is the first time he has ever seen a computer before, and he’s not sure what to do next!
Twenty other students join Thomas in the small classroom. They are all pastors, elders or leaders of churches in Mount Hagen, a town in the middle of Papua New Guinea (PNG). For most of them, this is their first ever computer lesson. Caine and Lina are their teachers.
MAF Technology Services provides basic computer training for church staff around PNG. It teaches everything, from turning on a computer and using a mouse, to progressing on to use spreadsheets for bookkeeping and power point to make presentations. The pupils are hoping to put their new skills to good use and by preparing sermons, organising finances and doing administration.
Caine explains, ‘For me, the joy that I have is that I want God’s Word out there. I see the basic computer training as a way to help a pastor prepare his sermons and programmes so he can continue to spread the Gospel.’
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‘It wasn’t easy for me, either,’ Joseph said. ‘Could I believe Mary? Was it better for all of us if I left her? Or was it my duty to stay and take care of her and the baby?’ He paused for an instant, then he continued in a soft voice, ‘I came to the conclusion that it would be for the best if I left my fiancée. I’d already prepared my farewell speech.’ ‘What made you stay, anyway?’ Mike wanted to know. ‘The angel appeared to me in a dream. He confirmed all the things Mary had said, and told me to stay with her.’
Made with a shot of Papua New Guinea’s finest coffee, these chocolate brownies will pep you up in no time! Have as a tasty afternoon treat or serve with ice cream for a delicious dessert.