Arthur Tatara, dynamic young preacher and college teacher in Lae, Papua New Guinea, has an unbelievable true story to tell.
The 6th Morobe Provencial Youth Camp was sponsored this year by the Indagen Church of Christ 43 miles northeast of Lae in the Kabwun District.
There is no road up to the campsite, so the fuel, canvases, food, cooking equipment/supplies, lumber, and construction tools had to be hand-carried up the mountainside.
The assembly tent and separate sleeping quarters for the speakers and male and female campers were constructed. All of this work was done for a youth camp that lasted five days (December 14-18).
How were hundreds of Christian young people going to get to this remote campsite? This is where the story gets almost unbelievable. Arthur said, “Participants will come from churches of Christ in all four corners of Morobe Providence, and they will walk seven days to attend camp.” That means they will walk seven more days to get home.
Hundreds of young people from churches of Christ throughout Morobe Province spent a total of fourteen days walking up and down mountain trails in order to spend five days together in Christan fellowship. Amazing!
Arthur later reported, “Over 500 young people from nine districts of Morobe participated in the camp. A total of 16 young people were baptized into Christ, and 27 young people were restored back to the church.”