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    PAPUA

    A P R I L 2 0 1 6

    Q U A R T E R L Y N E W S L E T T E R

    Papua is the largest and eastern most

    province in Indonesia. The province,

    covering a land area of 309.934

    km2, is predominantly dense forest

    andmountainous terrain.

    It takes around 5-6 hours to reach

    Sentani from Jakarta by direct flight.

    Upon arrival in Sentani, we board on

    the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

    planes to reach interior Papua. There

    are thousands of villages in Papuas

    mountaneous region, many untouched

    and are not interconnected with

    nearby villages. The MAF serve 200 of

    these villages.

    Mamit Daboto

  • 90%

    people live in Papuas mountaneous

    areas. Most of them have no access

    to education.

    1.5 million

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    T H E N E E D S T H A T

    D R I V E S U S

    Although Indonesia has been

    independent for more than

    65 years, there are many

    places untouched by national

    development.Most school-

    aged children in Papuas interior

    villages havenever had access

    toa formal education. And,

    although the local government

    has built schools in the region,

    the teachers who are assigned to

    these schools do not fulfill their

    duties and do not physicallycome

    to theschools to teach.

    H O W D O W E H E L P ? YPHPapua is eager to build hope and spread the light

    of the Gospel in Mamit through:

    QUALITY

    CHRISTIAN

    EDUCATION

    HEALTHCARE

    SYSTEM

    AGRICULTURE &

    ANIMAL FARMING

    ELECTRICITY

    (SOLAR PANEL &

    HYDROPOWER)

    CONNECTIVITY

    (PHONE &

    INTERNET)

    Our goal every year is to raise enough funds to build two schools in Papuas

    mountaneous areas. It will be the first form of formal education to many Papuan

    children and opening their world to endless possibilities.

    Rp. 200,000,000 (USD 15,000) builds a classroom.

    In some of the remote villages where there are

    government school, 90% of the teachers only show up

    1 to 2 months out of the whole year to administer the

    national test. Most teachers giving out answer sheets in

    order for the students to receive certificates.

    Many papuan student graduate, but have no actual

    knowledge.

    Today, many papuan only know

    numbers 1, 2 & 3 and speak only

    tribal languages. They are still

    living in a primitive environment.

    Our Vision

    To bless the nation through total

    transformational education based

    on True Knowledge, Faith in

    Christ, Godly Character.

    Our Mission

    Proclaiming the preeminence

    of Christ and engaging in the

    redemptive restoration of all

    things in Him through holistic

    education.

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    I N M A M I T

    In 2013, God called 3 teachers to start

    Sekolah Lentera Harapan inMamit and

    after 3 years it had 116 students. This

    year, the foundation is targeting 60

    additional students from Kindergarten

    through Grade 1. Teachers in this

    location will become a locomotive

    to push the students to learn,grow,

    develop and deepen their knowledge

    of Jesus Christ. These teachers will not

    only act as teachers, they will also be

    spiritual mentorsand care takers when

    students are sick.

    MAMIT STUDENTS PRAYING AT THE START OF THE DAY.

    MAMIT VILLAGE BEFORE TRANSFORMATION AFTER

    TEACHERS & STUDENTS NUMBER FROM 2013-2016 IN MAMIT VILLAGE

    I N 2 0 1 3

    School with no teachers

    Children are dirty with runny nose,

    without shoes

    No hygiene and sanitation

    Only know black and white, can

    not count, communicate in local

    language

    No doctor

    Electricity is only available in 1-2

    houses.

    I N 2 0 1 6

    Kindergarten to Primary school

    grade 3 with qualified teachers

    Children wearing clean and neat

    uniform

    Children learn to take a bath,

    brush their teeth, wash their hands

    and hair and toilet training

    Learn to know colors, counting,

    speak Indonesian language and

    sing English songs

    Clinic with doctors and nurses

    Electricity and internet are

    available powered by solar panel

    2013 2016

    2013 2016

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    1. AIRSTRIP IN MAMIT2. STUDENTS FROM

    OUR SCHOOL3. A FAMILY IN MAMIT4. WES &

    ESTHER DALE, MISSIONARIES AT MAMIT

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    I N D A B O T O

    By the grace of our Lord and Savior

    Jesus Christ, YPH Papua will open

    Sekolah Lentera Harapan in the village

    of Daboto. The school will start in

    July 2016 with 3 classrooms and

    approximately 45 students. It will

    be the first form of formal education

    to all these children. Today they only

    know numbers 1, 2, 3 and speak their

    local dialect. By next year, they will

    be able to count numbers and speak

    and read in Bahasa Indonesia, opening

    their world to endless possibilities.

    Because of your generosity, children

    in this village of Daboto benefit from

    abundant opportunities to learn,

    grow, and develop their unique talents

    according to Gods will.

    Meet the Crocketts

    Stephen and Carolyn Crockett were

    one of the first to land in Daboto in

    the year 2000. They acted upon Gods

    calling to serve as missionaries in here,

    bringing along their two daughters

    Ashley and Mariah. The Crocketts are

    devoted in translating the Bible into

    the local MOI language and working

    on a literacy program. Not only have

    they introduced the Truth of Gods

    Word to the local people, but they

    have faithfully shown them Gods love.

    This groundwork that the Crocketts

    have set in Daboto serves a solid

    foundation for YPH Papua to establish

    quality Christian education.

    Meet Emma Grace

    When Emma Grace was conceived, her teenage parents (note: traditionally,

    the MOI marry in their early teens) were new believers. Her dad accused her

    mom of cheating on him when Emma Grace was in the womb. According to

    MOI belief, babies wont grow unless parents have ongoing intercourse. Since

    her dad had gone during several months of the pregnancy, but the baby grew

    anyway, he could only conclude that his wife was unfaithful to him. He ordered

    his wife to kill the baby as soon as she was born. So, reluctantly, just a day or

    two after the baby was born, his wife tied vines around the babys neck and

    placed her in a net bag which hung outside the hut, leaving her to die. Someone

    heard about what was happening and told the missionaries, who then took

    the baby, cut the vines off of her neck, named her Emma Grace, and cared for

    her for about one week. Throughout that week, the Crocketts talked with the

    babys parents, explaining how babies grow in the womb and explaining that the

    baby is a precious gift from God. Also, during that week, Emma Graces father

    read Exodus 1 (which had been translated into MOI language), which told about

    the Hebrew midwives who were blessed because they spared the lives of the

    Israelite baby boys, even though Pharaoh had ordered the babies to be killed.

    Emma Graces dads heart was changed and he accepted his little girl back into

    his home. Now Emma Grace is an exuberant, vivacious little girl... and a future

    kindergartener at SLH Daboto school. Listen to her beautiful song (which she

    wrote herself) here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3_xZnD3KI&feature=youtu.

    be. It is truly a blessing to witness Gods Truth and love touch and transform the

    lives of MOI Tribe in Daboto.

    1. AIRSTRIP IN DABOTO

    2. EMMA GRACE

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    Student Selection Process

    On the first week of April 2016, the

    team consisting of Beta Laoli who

    will be the head of school in Daboto,

    Jacinda Wiley, and Mici Meniagasi

    who have both been through this

    selection process several times before,

    began a two-day selection process

    for students. They were greeted

    with enthusiasm and were blessed to

    see such joy and potential in these

    children. Below are photos from the

    selection process.

    The Student Body

    After the selection process, the team

    have decided to open 3 classrooms

    this year: 1 kindergarten class and 2

    first-grade classes. The photo below

    shows Beta (pictured in the front) with

    the student body. We are praying for

    just the right teachers to join the team.

    Lets together pray for the preparation

    of Sekolah Lentera Harapan Daboto,

    both the preparation of physical

    classrooms and academic materials,

    as well as for everyone involved,

    especially the missionaries, Steve and

    Carolyn Crockett, head of school,

    Beta, teachers, students, and parents.

    May God continue to work through the

    school so that our vision to bless the

    nation through total transformational

    education based on True Knowledge,

    Faith in Christ, Godly Character may

    be achieved.

    T O G O D B E T H E G L O R Y

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    THE LIVES OF THE LOCAL MOI TRIBE

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