Feb 26

Transformative Hope – August’s Story

August sits on the round wooden stool beside her mud brick house. Her four children are running around playing games nearby. She looks down at the bare earth ground, before looking up confidently. ‚ÄúI have my dreams for my children and what I want them to become in the future,‚ÄĚ …

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Aug 28

First Adventist safe house opened in PNG

This post was originally written for and published¬†by¬†the Adventist Record. In what is believed to be a first for Papua New Guinea Union Mission, the Silva Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church has opened a family violence shelter on their property in June Valley. The refuge will provide temporary accommodation for those …

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Jul 16

PNG earthquake: The long road to recovery

In February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake devastated the Southern Highlands of PNG. The mountainous area was completely isolated. 544,000 people were affected, 26,000 were left without a home, and 200 people were killed. Homes and other vital infrastructure crumbled, and locals were faced with the enormous task of cleaning …

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Apr 13

ADRA Responds to PNG Earthquake

During the¬†early hours of¬†February 26, a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake¬†rocked the¬†Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The¬†quake was the largest earthquake recorded in the region for almost 100 years. Since the major earthquake, there have been dozens more powerful aftershocks and tremors. Because it shook such a remote part …

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Jan 29

Drought Ravages the Pacific

¬† ¬† As the plane descends into Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, I‚Äôm shocked by all the brown outside. What I imagined to be tropical and green is anything but. Brown crops, brown trees, brown grass. The extent of the El Ni√Īo drought ravaging the country, and indeed the entire …

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