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This Is God’s Project
By Alan Brooks
“This is God’s project and I am sure He
will see it accomplished.” When Dr. Wingi,
Deputy Secretary of Education for Papua
New Guinea (PNG), first shared this with
me, it instantly became a tremendous
source of encouragement. A year has passed
from the day the government of PNG
asked us to give a Bible to every student
in their country. When we first learned of
this opportunity, I was staggered by the
immensity of the project. The goal is to put
Bibles into the hands of over two million
young people. Truly, only God could
provide for this! Although we have much
further to go, within one year we are ready
to give out Bibles to all of the secondary
schools (Phase One) and to begin 15% of
Phase Two (4th through 8th grade).

14 In March 2017 Steven Maldoff and I
traveled to meet with missionaries and
national pastors to begin the logistics of
distribution. We met with over 60 men who
desire to be a part of the distribution of the
Bibles. The country has 22 provinces, and
God has given us a key man in each. They
in turn help to organize local missionaries
and churches near the schools. Our desire
is to give Bibles and to present the plan
of salvation in school assemblies as well
as introduce a local church to provide
follow-up and further help. Recently,
when speaking to over 2,300 students
and teachers at the Gerehu Secondary
School in Port Moresby, I shared that,
Lord willing, we would return in a month
to launch the program at their school. The

resulting cheer sounded like something
from an American football game! This
truly is a “God Project,” because only
God could put that type of hunger for
His Word into the hearts of thousands
of young people.

At the time this magazine was sent
to press, we have officially launched
the project in the capital city of Port
Moresby. One container has been
received and is being distributed.

Workers are here from New Zealand
and Australia to assist. Lord willing,
by the time this article is read, six
containers with a total of 330,000 Bibles
will have arrived. The task is to ship
the Bibles to distribution centers we
have set up. To move that many Bibles
across the country will involve trucks,
boats, and planes. God has graciously
provided contacts who have committed
to help in multiple ways.

Will you pray about the continuation
of this project? In many ways we have
just begun to “touch the hem of the
garment” as far as reaching the young
people of PNG. We still have the
remainder of the phases to accomplish
(Phase 2—elementary schools, 4th–8th
grade with 900,000 and Phase 3—
primary schools, 1st–3rd grade with
1,000,000 students).

It is amazing what God has allowed us
to accomplish in the last few months
but there is much more to be done!
Please share this project with everyone
you know. Rarely has an open door like
this been thrust upon us as believers.

Remember “You cannot expect a
harvest if you do not sow the seed.” One
of my constant prayers is that the Lord
would allow me to have a leaky Seed
basket. God has opened the door in
Papua New Guinea as He did in Fiji. Let
us all pray that God would do a mighty
work in PNG! W