David and Cindy White were career missionaries from 2004-2012, serving the Gogodala people of Papua New Guinea, and for a short while were preparing to be missionaries to Cypress. Now serving the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.
Missionaries serving the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. Previously served the Gogodala of PNG from 2004-2013.
Nervously, I asked if we could pray before they started. You could have heard the proverbial pin drop. The doctor regained his balance and agreed, bowing his head in what seemed mock reverence. When I finished with an amen, he added a hearty “so be it.” I wondered if he or his two assistants had ever prayed before.
Mr. W and Mr. B had only just arrived in Awaba when they heard the news that the ECPNG pastor from their village of Kaniya had been admitted to the hospital. He was bedridden and unable to move one side. Most Gogodala are related either by blood or by clan, and not visiting him would have been culturally unacceptable. So Mr. W and Mr. B immediately went to see him.