In 2013, Dale & Carin LeRoy of Pioneers returned to Papua New Guinea and introduced Simply The Story, which was adapted to the cultural context for the Pastors‘ Workshops trialed by the North Fly Bible team in 2014. This past year has in turn been focused on building capacity in the team, in infrastructure, and in financial resources.
Now in 2016, Dale & Carin are back in PNG for six months and hope to take the orality project to the next stage by introducing the concept of story sets. They hope to facilitate small workshops with a couple trainers to craft the first set. This set is designed to give an overview of the story of God’s interaction with his people „from Creation to Christ“.
However, the people targeted by this project have also been affected by the drought caused by the most recent El Niño weather pattern. Therefore, Pioneers is still raising funds to help with drought relief, as well. Anyone interested in donating to this project can do so through online: GOBASI PROJECT – PHASE II
Currently on furlough, Johanna and I look forward to returning to PNG in April and working with Dale and Carin. Our intention is to then be available to help ECPNG to continue this project and extend it into other language communities.