Gogodala

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About the People

The Gogodala people live deep in the sago swamps of the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. Approximately 25,000 men, women and children live in 30 villages stretched out on ridges of land that rise above large lagoons. They build their homes from split palm branches and cover them with thatched roofs made from sago palm leaves.

Missionaries have worked among the Gogodala for more than 60 years, trying to establish an indigenous church among the people. Yet, Gogodala men and women have shared that they never gave up their spirit traditions when they became “Christians.” Instead, they merged the two belief systems, often asking God to bless them before they conduct their spirit ceremonies. Please pray that the Gogodala people will come to a true understanding of God’s love and care for them.

Frontier Stories

Tomorrow’s Grace

But we have a God who promises to give us the grace we need exactly when we need it, as long as we stay close to Him. Right now Jason and I are clinging to this promise, believing that since He called us He will surely give us the grace we need.

By: Midori Sliger
September 01 2020, 10:59 am | Comments 0

Feeding Lambs

Please pray for the Cabrals and us that we may give these children the wholesome food of God’s word.

By: Stephen Erickson
September 01 2020, 8:52 am | Comments 0

Three Quarters and Two Nickels

Join us to see what God can do with what you have in your hands to help us reach the Himadri people.

By: Helen Castillo
August 01 2020, 2:24 pm | Comments 0

Three Eyes and the Devil’s Medicine

“Hey! This is a miracle!” He was so amazed that he called to some neighbors who were outside, “Come and see this! A miracle just happened!”

By: Stephen Erickson
August 01 2020, 2:17 pm | Comments 0

All Your Needs

Thank you for being our church of Philippi! For our support team and everyone who supports AFM’s worthy projects, our prayer is that as you give, our God will supply all of your needs.

By: Jason Sliger
August 01 2020, 1:57 pm | Comments 0

Two Left Shoes

Because of people like you, our family will be going to Papua New Guinea to heed God’s call and build up His kingdom.

By: Midori Sliger
July 01 2020, 9:20 am | Comments 0

The Prayed-For Visa

I prayed and wrote, asking the officer to grant our visas without our passports. The day before our visas expired, I received an email back from the officer.

By: Stephen Erickson
July 01 2020, 9:17 am | Comments 0

Maximizing our Waiting

God doesn’t give me time to kill. He gives me time and opportunities that I can maximize faithfully so I can be ready for the next thing. Right now we’re not sure what God will do next, but we’re striving to be faithful in this moment.

By: Midori Sliger
June 01 2020, 3:01 pm | Comments 0

Comforted by a Song

I’m thankful that Sarah has found a friend in Jesus and takes comfort in knowing that she can tell Him all of her troubles, because He is her kind, compassionate Friend.

By: Laurie Erickson
May 01 2020, 5:00 pm | Comments 0

That Your Way May be Known on the Earth

We have been humbled by the generosity of God’s people. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your prayers and support! Please join us in praying for the Gogodala, that God’s saving power will be known among them.

By: Jason Sliger
May 01 2020, 9:07 am | Comments 0

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