For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news! ~ Romans 10:13-15 NIV
Did you know that of the 6500 unique people groups in the world around 2500 are still waiting to hear the good news of a Savior in their own language? Through organizations like Wycliffe, The Seed Company, and New Tribes Mission, preachers and Bible translators are being sent into remote areas to build relationships, share the gospel, and plant churches in order to fulfill Jesus’ commission to “make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19)
One such area is the country of Papua New Guinea in the southwestern Pacific Ocean with over 800 different languages. Brent Haberchak is a pilot and mechanic whose aviation skills support the church planters living in remote areas that are often inaccessible by road. In addition to delivering supplies, food, and clothing, Brent may be their only contact with the “outside world” and so his ministry also serves to encourage and maintain the morale of those working in the field. Since Brent can also help with evacuations for medical emergencies, the church planters now have a significant peace of mind about their families.
You can learn more about Brent and Erica Haberchak and their young family at www.ntm.org/brent_haberchak/about, read their blog, and discover how to prayerfully support their ministry in Papua New Guinea.