It was midnight and pouring rain when our Discipleship Training School (DTS) team arrived from Kona, Hawaii onboard the m/v YWAM Liberty in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.  

Earlier that day, the ship’s main generators had packed it in.

The ship was pitch black and hotter than the inside of a cow. Tired as they were, the team pulled out headlamps, rolled up their sleeves and joined the crew to salvage refrigerated food and to haul buckets of seawater from over the railings to help flush toilets.

Ben, a volunteer engineer from the Netherlands, did some research.  A small back-up generator could easily meet shore power needs and pay itself back with fuel savings in 6-months time. It was a no-brainer, but limited funds meant a miracle was needed.

In faith, Ben sent off an email to the Sir Brian Bell Foundation, the philanthropic wing of an Australian-born business mogul, and then went back to work. Days later, he was shocked by the reply.

“We at the SBBF are committed wholeheartedly to bettering the lives of Papua New Guineans and we thank you for sharing this passion. Given this, I am more than happy to provide [the Generator and Compressor] to you as a donation and as a way of saying thank you for the incredible work that the YWAM team does each and every day in Papua New Guinea.” ~ Bronwyn, Sir Brian Bell Foundation

God is good – all the time.

Written by Craig Pulsifer
Port YWAM Kona Communications Staff

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