We are Ben and Lauren Childs, missionaries to Papua New Guinea. We have been a part of the Baptist World Mission family since the spring of 2005. Our burden is to establish independent Baptist churches in the needy country of Papua New Guinea. With our Lord’s help, we preach the Gospel to the lost, disciple believers, and train national leaders. If you would like to receive our prayer letters by email, please email us at <ahref=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com.
We are currently working to start a church in the village of Tirokave in Papua New Guinea. This village has a population of about 6000 people and is in great spiritual need. Most of the people here are either unchurched or part of a church that teaches salvation through good works. Almost everyone believes in animism and witchcraft. I am currently preaching the Gospel to the lost and discipling believers. Our goal is to start a self-governing, self-supporting independent Baptist church in this village.
The people of PNG are very poor materially. Greater still is the spiritual poverty. Many of the people are familiar with the Bible, but have been misled as to the way to heaven. Still others are held in the chains of superstition and witchcraft. Our goal is to present the truth of Christ, which will free them from their bondage.