The PEOPLE AND THE Need

Papua is the largest province of Indonesia and is situated on the western half of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands. Indigenous Papuans make up half of the population and the rest are migrants from other Indonesian islands. Most Papuans identify themselves as Christian, however, there is a growing influence of Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. 

Our Response

Global Interaction has been working in Papua for 60 years. Rod Bensley has served in the region for almost 20 years. The past 5 years he has been working as a consultant with the Fellowship of Baptist Churches in Papua, which is made up of over 300 churches.
 
Global Interaction has been working in Papua for 60 years. Rod Bensley has served in the region for almost 20 years. The past 5 years he has worked as a country consultant with the Fellowship of Baptist Churches in Papua, which is made up of over 300 churches. The local churches are involved in evangelistic outreach to many remote areas of Papua.  Mark Holt has recently taken over the role of Country Consultant following Rod’s retirement. As Rod did, Mark will continue to visit Papua a number of times a year. The purpose of these visits is to journey with the churches and their leaders in areas of leadership development, discipleship and evangelism.

The Team

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