Editor’s Note: Walt Barrett is the Director of the Missionary Sending Agency for To Every Tribe. This article is from an update on his recent visit to our field based missionary staff in Papua New Guinea.
Perhaps you remember that when I wrote last I was in Australia on my way to visit To Every Tribe’s earliest field of ministry: Papua New Guinea (PNG). What follows is the text of an email that I sent to a friend just before returning to the US. Hopefully it will give you a sense of what this trip was like and how it impacted me.
“Hi John – so good to hear from you! Yes, I’m in Goroka, Papua New Guinea (PNG) with Alex Sisson, our field leader here. I leave the day after tomorrow, having had two full weeks on the ground with Alex, Kelley and the kids as well as 2-3 days travel time each way – so all in all a fairly long trip. But an amazingly excellent one! It would take too long to tell you everything, but I truly cannot imagine how the whole experience could have been better. It is helping me much more clearly understand the situation on this needy mission field – and I have immense respect for those who serve here.