January 10, 2014 – Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea – Karen Weaver with Tim Scott "The PNG Experience" exists to highlight the Bible translation and language development effort in this country. Our vision statement is "We desire to see Papua New Guineans knowing and living God's Word, leading to changed lives and transformed communities." We see this happening as people study Biblical principles in courses that teach Scripture application. The following are a few examples of how God's Word is having an impact on individuals and their family relationships. In tears, a teenage girl confessed, "I have not been showing respect to my parents. I have been calling them all sorts of horrible names. I thought I was better than they are because I have an education and they don’t. God convicted me and I went back to my house and asked my parents for forgiveness for not respecting them." Openly a mother shared, “I have been in the church for many years. My husband is a deacon. I pray regularly for my children to follow Christ and grow in Him but they just fight with each other, hitting and yelling. I was grieved by this and didn't understand it. Now I’ve learned I need to be under the authority of my husband and through our love to each other demonstrate to our children how God loves. I was setting a bad example for my kids and that’s the reason we haven’t had the love of Christ in our home." A father told how the study had changed his 10th grade daughter, "She is totally different. Before my daughter would never talk to anyone in the family or at school because she felt shame. Now she comes home talking and sharing with the family the things she learned.” The pastor of one of the host churches said, “I thought I was living alright and doing the work of the Lord. But now I see that I have big issues in my home. I hit my kids and I’m not showing them God's love. I realize I’m failing with my own family. I want God to change me." This kind of transformation is happening in communities throughout PNG, one family at a time, as they apply the translated Scriptures to their lives. For more information on this release, contact, The PNG Experience, PO BOX 413, EHP 444, Papua New Guinea Phone: 011 + 675 + 537-4431 or Email:
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"The PNG Experience" exists to highlight the Bible translation and language development effort in this country. Our vision statement is "We...