New development brings hope to a rural village in Papua New Guinea.

By April 4, 2006

Papua New Guinea (MNN)–IN Network is celebrating a partnership in rural Papua New Guinea with Kidron Ministries.

In line with their two-pronged approach to the Gospel, the effort has met everyday life needs like potable water for those living in Bougainville.

In 2002, community surveys were taken following training in community development by Oxfam Bougainville. The overwhelming desire in the village was for clean, accessible water.

With the help of IN New Zealand’ s executive director, Jeremy Denmead, the water project got approval for co-funding by the New Zealand government through its Voluntary Agency Support Scheme (VASS).

Though nearly two years old now, the water-project was the first of its kind ever undertaken in the Duisei village. It not only brought physical transformation to over 500 people, but it also brought the hope of the Living Water to them as well.

The key to IN Network strategies like this one is training up national leaders to not only have vision for projects like these, but to also know how to implement it.
Teams build strong, trusting relationships, because they know the language and the culture of the people they minister to.

By maintaining a lifestyle similar to their peers, they are able to reach areas that are closed to outsiders. And they have a passion to minister to their people. As these trusting relationships flourish, the leaders are able to share a message of hope for the future.

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