CRMF – PAPUA NEW GUINEA
CRMF is partnering with existing ministries to bring theological training and resources to remote communities. Many villages in Papua New Guinea are isolated by rugged terrain and struggling with little hope of hearing God’s Word.
This oral society has many different tribal languages, but the common language of Tok Pisin can be used to bring Christ’s message of hope to people without reading skills. The use of technology can be used in bridging the gap with the remote rural communities so they can have access to precious biblical and theological resources using technologies.
How does it work?
Several devices can be used to help bring God’s Word and resources to these communities. The Audibible, the Megavoice Ambassdor, the Proclaimer (Faith Comes by Hearing) and Smart Phones are all useful tools.
The small, rugged, solar powered mp3 players ‘Audibible’ and ‘Ambassador’, loaded with a Tok Pisin Bible, or children’s stories about Jesus, takes God’s Word to many remote communities. In these oral societies this small machine will be listened to for hours at a time, reaching the hearts of many who have never before heard God’s WORD.
The Audibible is the most popular due to its simple interface and the ease of the SD card system in loading new scriptures or stories.
The handcranked/solar operated machine ‘Proclaimer’ can also be used by pastors and church workers to bring the Bible in audio form to small house fellowships, literacy classes, Sunday School classes, personal devotions, or just simply to help an illiterate pastor to listen to the God’s Word in audio form to prepare a sermon for Sunday service.
In a land where most rural Pastors have no formal training and discipleship of Christians in many areas is non-existent, these resources are invaluable.
Many people will hear God’s Word for the first time. Many more will be able to receive discipleship training and learn how to live in a way that will honour Christ.
Pastors will receive the help they need to equip and build up their flock.
Learning technologies PNG
- To equip remote pastors with Biblical resources using technologies
- To provide Scripture resources in audio format for oral societies
- To enable others to conduct in-service training for remote pastors
- To encourage the translation of discipleship materials into Tok Pisin and then into audio format for oral learners
- To link pastors with local Bible Colleges to access resources.