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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 conducting 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

Next-Level Resourcefulness

We do not always know how God will use us, but when we trust in the Lord with all our hearts, He directs our paths. “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established”

By: Stephen Erickson
March 01 2023, 11:22 am | Comments 0

God’s Canoe

We need to have both feet in God’s canoe. When we all pull together, the canoe, His church, moves forward.

By: Stephen Erickson
March 01 2023, 9:38 am | Comments 0

I Don’t Have Much

Only the Holy Spirit could create this humble, winning, Christlike spirit. May God create it in my heart, too!

By: Jason Sliger
March 01 2023, 9:19 am | Comments 0

Before I Prayed

That night, waiting in bed in the dark, the thought occurred to me that the last time Christian needed medicine, Jason had asked for an extra course of antibiotics, just in case.

By: Midori Sliger
January 01 2023, 10:13 am | Comments 0


I am blessed to have witnessed how this woman, along with her husband and children, have grown in their spiritual walk with the Lord through the years.

By: Laurie Erickson
December 01 2022, 3:18 pm | Comments 0

Expect the Everyday Miracle

Maybe if we realized our need and asked for His help, we might see more signs and wonders attending our work. I do not know what to expect, but we will keep asking.

By: Midori Sliger
December 01 2022, 11:17 am | Comments 0


In PNG, many men talk about becoming a big man (political leader). But should having political power be the goal for believers in Christ?

By: Stephen Erickson
October 01 2022, 4:42 pm | Comments 0

The Swaying Bush House

I don’t know what will happen next week, but we pray this small spark will spread through our village and beyond.

By: Jason Sliger
October 01 2022, 2:43 pm | Comments 0

Growth Spurts

In my helplessness, I am clinging to Bible promises and praying—my life depends on it.

By: Midori Sliger
August 01 2022, 10:39 am | Comments 0

William’s Fall

It happened so fast I did not have time to formulate a prayer. We watched helplessly as our comrade climber dropped thirteen feet from the roof.

By: Stephen Erickson
August 01 2022, 10:14 am | Comments 0

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