SALEM   TRAINING

CENTRE

Goroka,  EASTERN  HIGHLANDS,  P.N.G.

 

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SALEM TRAINING SCHOOL

P.O. BOX 387, GOROKA, EHP 441, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PHONE/FAX (675)5321099
WEBSITE: www.salemtrainingcentrepng.org/stc/welcome.html

EMAIL: salemtrainingschool@gmail.com

                                                                     

February 2018


You will have heard on the news of the 7.5 earthquake which struck  in the PNG Highlands on Monday morning. It was located at Polgera to the south west of Mount Hagen and Mendi. Radio NZ mentions ten known deaths with the possibility of more. Polgera has a mine so I hope nobody was killed in the mine. The epicentre was at least 200 kilometres from Goroka but from experience with South Island shakes it could still be quite frightening in Goroka. Jacob says the two double storey buildings withstood the test. One of our staff is still traumatised by this earthquake. We are grateful for strengthening work that was done about two years ago and trust the shake does not upset the underground water supply.


Jacob says we have six male students and one female student and the class is going smoothly with no hiccups whatsoever. Keep Jennifer, Hilda and Ruth in your prayers that they will feel refreshed and blessed as they sow good seed into the lives of the students, some of whom are pastors.


Praise God that there is enough money coming in to mill our timbers that we bought to sell and also the timbers to build a boys’ Dorm and two staff houses. Building projects always seem to have hidden challenges.


When the NZ team are coming over to Salem they are raising funds to buy a 10-15 KVA generator set for the school. What we have now is 5KVA which is only good for lights. There are many black outs so a reliable supply of electricity would be a real blessing.


Lia Van Klink and Liz will minister to pastors. They plan to leave April 7 and have to overnight in Brisbane on the way home.


Jacob said recently they had the experience of a criminal breaking into the school who stole the windscreen and back door glasses from our tenant’s car.


Pray for unity among the Salem’s Board and staff unity.

Jacob said the Land Registration issue is still in progress.


Thank you for your prayers.









 
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