Our friends Doug and Jan Hanson have been working at the Christian Leaders Training College in Papua New Guinea for a couple of decades. Their students come from PNG and islands covering the breadth of Melanesia: Tonga, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, and more, stretching over 3000 miles from east to west.
We love reading their email postcards with short messages and colorful pictures. Today we received a postcard with a video attached. I was riveted from start to finish, and I hope you’ll find it as captivating as I did. Here’s an excerpt from the e-postcard introducing the video (I think Jan writes these):
It was fun to view it on Mother’s Day with the local village church where some filming took place. The people were so excited to see themselves on the screen! (The pastor wanted to know why his whole sermon wasn’t on the video!) We are looking forward to showing the video in churches and homes upon our return next year.
If you look closely at the congregation in front of the grass hut church about half way through, you can see Doug in the back row. He’s the tall balding guy, sometimes wearing a green hat.
OK, enough introduction. Go watch and see what God is doing in Melanesia!