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Monday, December 20, 2021

A Papua New Guinea Road Trip and Papua New Guinea Sushi?

It has been a pretty interesting few days, and we have a few to go!

Sunday we went to Kal Mountain Church to minister, and we had a great turnout! 
The topic was "Let Me Tell You Who Jesus Is" with opening text in John 1:1,2,14 followed up with Ephesians 3:4,5 and Revelation 4:2
We then went through the 66 books of the Bible, and how Jesus was shown from Genesis to Revelation, and there is no disputing the oneness of God!
As we find in Colossians 2:9 we find that "for in him dwellers all the fullness of the Godhead bodily."

We had a great service with full altars, and Pastor Matthew Peter was the interpreter for this service. 

After the altar call, and dismissal we had one young lady who felt convicted to be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of her sins, so we had a follow up service at the river!

Pastor Matthew baptized her in the name above all names!

God is so good!

Once we got home from the service Sunday I took Sister Marshall, and Adrianna to the grocery store to try to pick up enough food for them for the week. Then me and Ezekiel packed, and got to bed early for a big trip/week to Lae.

Ezekiel has been asking to go to the OGUSA (One God United Student Association) conference in Lae, but it is normally a 12 hour + trip. He wanted to drive from our house in the Highlands all the way to the coast, and after covering it in much prayer me or Sister Marshall couldn't seem to find peace with letting him go. 

After talking to him, and spending many hours, and even days in prayer we decided he could go, with one exception. I go with him. The plan was he was going to drive, and take a few young men with him. Well now he has all of these young men, and this old man!

He made the trip in 10 1/2 hours, with no road blocks, very little construction, and only 3 checkpoints which is pretty amazing!

In PNG often times if we go on a multiple hour trip we will come upon different types of road blocks. Some will be police road blocks, which check for registrations, and license to make sure everyone is driving legally. Others include village men who are trying to make the roads better, or remove obstacles from the road etc... and then there are the "rascal road blocks" these are the more common types. You will be going down the road, and men will jump out, or try to flag you down, then make you pay them money for whatever reason. Some times they will take phones, money, luggage, or anything else of value. The Rascal Road Blocks are a bit less common than they used to be, but they do still happen. 

Before we left we all gathered around and prayed. Ezekiel told me later that his prayer was very focussed on not hitting any roadblocks, and God heard his cry!

We are now in Lae and this evening is our first service for the OGUSA conference. 

What is OGUSA?
OGUSA is a group of Oneness organizations that have united to make sure all of our students get "plugged in" when they graduate. If a child graduates going to an ALJC church, and moves to a place where we can't get them to a church, the OGUSA program will step in and tie them into a UPC, PAW, WPF, or any other One God organization to make sure they are getting fed truth while in college. 

I will be ministering Wednesday morning, and everyone who travelled with us will be leaving around 4 am Thursday morning to get back to Mount Hagen for a church opening at Koibuka Church Friday morning at 9:30am. 

Great things are happening!

To everyone who has already purchased a copy of my book "THANK YOU!"

Here is a link for anyone else who may be interested!

Thank you!

Stay Blessed,
Bro Marshall

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