The Barnett Family – Papua New Guinea
About the Work in Papua New Guinea
The population is over 5 million, with a land mass about the size of Texas. There are over 750 different languages spoken. The common language is Pidgin. The largest churches are Lutheran and Catholic. The country is very mountainous, with small islands. PNG is very primitive in lifestyle and culture. Men still buy their wives with pigs and money in most of the country. Family gardens are the main source of food. As of April 2004, the ALJC has 43 licensed ministers with 36 Churches around PNG. We also have an operating Minsters Training Center located in Mt. Hagen.