35,000+ Services Delivered Since January 3rd
“We learned that among 7-plus million Papua New Guineans, there are only nine eye surgeons in the entire country and — worse still — there are only five orthopedic surgeons,” Curtis said.
“I saw the refreshing results of our long-term commitment to this incredibly beautiful yet extremely challenged nation — results that are slowly multiplying in some very remote rural areas,” Curtis said.
He said YWAM’s partnership with the PNG government is likely to become broader and stronger.
“When you look at the nation’s own health plan — drawn up by those officials in PNG who know best — you see how the National Department of Health has been very intentional in weaving our ships into their strategic plan, thanks to the amazing work of YWAM Medical Ships Australia since 2011. They see our YWAM vessels, the m/v YWAM PNG and m/v PACIFIC LINK as key partners to reach their remote villages, which is such a privilege.”
Since beginning outreaches in Madang, northern Papua New Guinea, in January, the m/v PACIFIC LINK has delivered more than 35,000 healthcare services in 66 villages with 2400 Bibles delivered and 800 Jesus films downloaded. Over 2700 people engaged in a meaningful discussion on their life and beliefs. Curtis said the work wouldn’t be possible with YWAM’s financial partners.
“Thank you for your continued support and interest in what we are doing. Word is spreading about our volunteer, supply and funding needs. If you would like to assist in the success of what we are doing you may find some of these links appropriate to forward to your network of friends,” Curtis said. “Please consider a donation today, it would be gratefully received.”