Here are a few links and resources that are related to our ministry.
Information and news about Indonesia:
Jakarta Post – Indonesian News in English
Jakarta Globe – Another Indonesian News resource in English
Wikipedia on Indonesia – Some good information about Indonesia
Wikipedia on West Papua – Good overview of where we live.
National Geographic on Indonesia – Some Basic info on Indonesia.
Wycliffe Bible Translators – USA Wycliffe site: Today about 340 million people do not have any Scripture in their language. Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision a reality,
Wycliffe Global Alliance (formerly Wycliffe International) – This is the Global site of Wycliffe
JAARS – A nonprofit that provides technical support services – such as aviation, information technology, and media – to advance Bible translation and literacy programs worldwide. There work impacts teams with SIL International, the Wycliffe Global Alliance, and many related organizations.
Mission Aviation Fellowship – Many of our friends work with MAF.
GO Ministries (Great Opportunities in Global Outreach) – This is a great ministry, if your looking to connect with a short term ministry trip than check them out.
Books related to our work here in Papua:
(all links and info below are from amazon.com)
Peace Child by Don Richardson: This story takes place on the south coast of Papua. Publication Date: August 8, 2005
In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child tells their unforgettable story of living among these headhunters and cannibals, who valued treachery through fattening victims with friendship before the slaughter. God gave Don and Carol the key to the Sawi hearts via a redemptive analogy from their own mythology. The “peace child” became the secret to unlocking a value system that had existed through generations. This analogy became a stepping-stone by which the gospel came into the Sawi culture and started both a spiritual and a social revolution from within. With an epilogue updating how the gospel has impacted the Sawi people, this missionary classic will inspire a new generation of readers who need to hear this remarkable story and the lessons it teaches us about communicating Christ in a meaningful way to those around us.
The Amazing Danis by David L. Scovil. Publication Date: May 29, 2007
Description: “Loiter not on the banks of the muddy stream; wait for the pure cool water from the spring,” was the Dani adage spoken in hushed expectant voices to their children and often flung at the airplanes flying high overhead. In 1960, we joined our colleagues serving the Dani tribespeople hidden in the interior mountainous area of Papua, Indonesia. We had entered the world of a grieving people whose myths declared they had lost their opportunity to enjoy eternal life. The story of their acceptance of us and our message, their dramatic conversion experience, their joy in planting dynamic congregations in their area and among other unreached tribes, and their excitement at being able to read God’s Word in their own language, you will read in the pages of this book. They found and currently enjoy drinking of the “pure cool water from the Spring.” Author, David L. Scovill, with his wife, Esther, have served in Indonesia for nearly half a century with UFM International, now CrossWorld. The amazing Western Dani tribe in Papua has been the focus of their ministry and home to their two children. Esther, daughter of missionary parents, grew up in Cuba; Dave on a farm in Minnesota. Both graduated from Prairie Bible College, then added missionary medicine and linguistics to their preparation. Dave completed his post graduate work at the School of World Missions and Columbia International University. Their backgrounds, training and combined skills prepared them well for their many roles: Dave as pioneer and missionary linguist, church-planter and teacher, Bible translator and mission administrator; Esther as homemaker and teacher, medical worker and bookkeeper. During retirement, they make their home near Columbia, South Carolina.
Papua Pilot by Dane Skelton and Paul Westlund Publication Date: April 25, 2013
Description: Paul Westlund lived an adventure that most men only dream, combining great skill with deep faith to meet the challenges of jungle aviation. What caused this pilot to risk his life, d
ay after day, for twenty-five years, to help the last and the least of the peoples of the earth? What dangers did he face? What obstacles did he overcome? And what price was he willing to pay? These are the questions Paul Westlund answered in the memoir he was concluding days before his final flight. Each chapter, ripped straight from his logbooks, gives the reader a pilot’s-eye view of flying and faith on the far side of the world.
Books related to our work from around the world
Cleared for Takeoff by Bob Griffin
Description: 50 Stories From the Pen of a Jungle Pilot Paperback – 2007