Gogodala

  • Pre-Entry
  • Pre-Evangelism
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Phase-Out
  • Completed

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

Worries Go Down the Drain

Praise God! I think He had one of His angels move that little part to a place that would catch my attention. He cares for all our needs, including wash basin drains.

By: Stephen Erickson
April 01 2020, 10:34 am | Comments 0

Blessed Discomfort

Is God lessening the attraction of earth for you? I pray that you and I will allow the discomfort, friction and pain in our lives to increase our love for God and our yearning for heaven.

By: Midori Sliger
February 01 2020, 1:53 pm | Comments 0

The Coconut Incident

What kind of lessons do young, impressionable minds learn from being pummeled? They certainly don’t learn love, kindness, mercy or self-control.

By: Stephen Erickson
January 01 2020, 10:44 am | Comments 0

God Provides

God is teaching us that He truly will provide for all our needs.

By: Jason & Midori Sliger
January 01 2020, 8:44 am | Comments 0

Visible Proof

Jason and I have always done our best to witness, but nothing we have ever done has come close to creating the interest that getting ready to leave the United States has. Could it be because people around us are looking for proof of self-sacrificing Christian love that cannot be explained by human motives?

By: Midori Sliger
December 01 2019, 4:31 pm | Comments 0

If a Truck could Talk . . .

While the price of a new vehicle seems expensive, the value of safety to missionary families cannot be overemphasized.

By: Stephen Erickson
December 01 2019, 11:10 am | Comments 0

I’ve Got This

lease keep us in prayer as we seek God’s guidance in raising up a support team to reach the Gogodala people for Jesus.

By: Jason Sliger
November 01 2019, 2:17 pm | Comments 0

Introducing the Sliger Family

Please pray that God will continue to deepen our burden for souls and keep us close to Him. We have much to do before we go to PNG, and we don’t want any lack of faith or spiritual deafness on our part to keep us from launching as soon as possible. God is at work, and we are excited to see what He will do next!

By: Jason & Midori Sliger
October 01 2019, 9:49 am | Comments 0

New Teammates

Please pray for the Sligers as they sell their home and raise a support team to launch them to the Gogodala Project.

By: Stephen Erickson
October 01 2019, 9:43 am | Comments 0

Charcoal Class

We may not be experts in all areas, but working where there are no doctors and very little infrastructure has propelled us to learn all we can.

By: Stephen Erickson
September 01 2019, 1:29 pm | Comments 0

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