Please take a moment today to pray for the nation of Papua New Guinea. Population: 5 million.
Major cities: Port Moresby, Lae, Rabaul, Madang, and Wewak. (Sources: The Economist 2003)
Papua New Guinea is the eastern portion of the island of New Guinea, the rest of which belongs to Indonesia. Over a thousand languages are spoken in the highlands and throughout the nation. Not only language barriers, but mountainous terrain also makes communication difficult. Most citizens of PNG are Christianized, though animism is not absent from religion as it is practiced.
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