Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
More than 10,000 Godpods have been distributed to isolated areas of the South Pacific.
God has given us a wonderful opportunity to put His Word in a language the people can understand and make it available to the 4 million people in PNG who are poor, isolated and illiterate.
The Godpod is a solar-powered audio device that contains recordings of the Bible, as well as Steps to Christ, Bible studies and health lessons, in the Pidgin language. While some Godpods have been sent to the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, 9000 have gone to Papua New Guinea, where Pidgin is most widely understood.
“God has given us a wonderful opportunity to put His Word in a language the people can understand and make it available to the 4 million people in PNG who are poor, isolated and illiterate,” said John Kosmeier, who has overseen the Godpod project for It Is Written Oceania (IIWO).
Many of the Godpods were taken to remote areas by Adventist Aviation Services and distributed by district pastors and church members. A former gun smuggler to West Papua is now bringing the Godpods across the Indonesia border instead. His father was the first baptised in the area.
IIWO, with the support of It Is Written International, has been excited by other inspirational stories that have come out of the Godpod program since Pastor Sid and Berryl Stocken first contacted Pastor Gary Kent (speaker/director for It Is Written) to take the project on board.
“It is Written Oceania has been touched to see how Godpods have changed people’s lives across the South Pacific and beyond through the Holy Spirit,” IIWO general manager Geraldine Przybylko said. “Thank you for your prayers and faithful donations. As you can see it really is making a difference.”