A recent report from the Eastern Highlands Simbu Mission (EHSM) in Papua New Guinea has documented tremendous growth in the region over the past 12 to 18 months.
Overall, there were more than 5000 baptisms from July 2019 to March 2020, and in the same period the number of small groups increased from 238 to 1212. This number is continuing to grow.
Of this total, more than 9000 people are now gathering for fellowship and Discovery Bible Reading (DBR) in 343 small groups in the rapidly-growing Okapa District of EHSM. In addition, thanks to small group meetings in “new work areas”, 692 people were baptised between January and July this year.
The team at EHSM say they are grateful to the Discipleship Ministries Team at the South Pacific Division for their ministry in empowering and equipping churches to carry out the gospel mission.