New Road…

Our little road (not the main road, but off the main road) was most likely built around the time the allied forces were setting up camp here in Papua…  Two of our nieghbours houses were previously quonset huts used for storage by the American Army.  The road was showing its age in not a good way.  Motorcycle travel was perilous at best.  Water drainage during torrential rain storms was chaotic.  So a couple of the white folks that live on this road (there’s pretty much only white folks on this road) got together and decided to do something about the situation.  So they, with the help of a group of guys from the interior who are taking part in a discipleship training program being run up at the end of the road, fixed it up nicely.  It was a great opportunity for these guys to learn how to make a road and level it (they used a level thingy normally used when making airstrips) and how to cement.  They actually dug up the road by the bright yellow poles and installed a large concrete drain pipe and did the other concrete work you see on the photo.  Not we’ve got ourselves a sweet new road!

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About Erica Feunekes

Myself, my husband Hugo and our five kids live and work in Sentani, Papua, with Mission Aviation Fellowship.
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One Response to New Road…

  1. Kacie says:

    That’s beautiful to see! As a former resident of the former TEAM hostel, I have loved that road.

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