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Marerero Bound

Organized by: Reed Blochberger

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Our church has sent three families ( the Canns, Dodds, and Lehmans) to the Finisterre Mountains in Papua New Guinea with the goal of taking the Gospel, scriptures, and local church to a people who do not currently have them. The ultimate vision over the next 15-20 years is, after translating the bible into the native language of the people and preaching the gospel, to equip elders over a newly established church capable of sending their own indigenous missionaries to surrounding tribes.

Immediate Future

After 8 months of being in Papua New Guinea, the families have made contact with the Ndo tribe (pronounced dough). Now that contact has been made with the tribe, the next step is for two of the families, the Canns and Dodds, to move to one of the Ndo villages called Marerero (oddly enough pronounced Mar-e-lolo). Before this can happen we need to construct two houses to support their mission over the 15-20 year time they will be there.

My Part

To build two houses in the middle of nowhere (Finisterre literally translates to ‘end of the earth’ in English) takes a lot of effort. I have committed to traveling to Marerero with a team from our church to help with the process. Traveling to and from the tribe to complete construction will require a total of 10 plane flights and 2 helicopter rides which is quite pricey. To help offset a portion of the cost of travel I am asking for you to consider making a onetime donation.

For this description I have kept things brief. I would love to talk more about my trip and the mission as a whole, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have more questions.


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