K50,000 and two pigs show Yamka’s thankful for the service


THE Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) PNG in Mt Hagen has received a gift of K50,000, two pigs and vegetables from the Yamka community.
It was a show of appreciation by the Yamka tribe which live around Kagamuga Airport after having observed the dedicated services provided by the organisation in remote areas over the last 50 years.
Different church denominations offered the gift to the missionary which had faithfully served in the country for 65 years with its flying and emergency service and two-way radio communication.
A week-long Yamka interdenominational crusade on Nov 6 to 11 included a thanksgiving service and tithe contributions.
“Sixty-five years of sharing the love of Jesus Christ to remote and isolated communities, through aviation (flying) and technology (two-way radio communication) to places where there are no road links is tremendous work,” crusade organising committee Thomas Kop said.
“Eighty-five per cent of our people who live in the bushes rely on MAF to have access to basic government services and this mission organisation is their only hope.”
Kop said churches in urban centres could help fund projects in rural areas because they had access to a lot of things that people in rural areas did not have.