We’ll get back to the Wisconsin recap in a bit but I figured I would share the latest and not-so-greatest from Papua New Guinea. The bridge that connects Ukarumpa to the rmain road has finally fallen down. It’s been out of commission a few times and precarious at all other times since before I was even in PNG. The bank holding up the bridge on either side was eroding away so it was inevitable that the bridge would fall and this is what it looks like now (thanks Kelly for the picture).
Please be in prayer for everyone in Ukarumpa and the Papua New Guineans in the surrounding area. This is a main thoroughfare and it will impact food prices, travel and work for many people in addition to countless other inconveniences. There use to be a ford a bit upstream but even if that reopens it still limits the types of vehicles that can cross and when, due to weather and time of day. Hopefully the local government will be able to provide the materials and labor needed to fix the bridge sooner rather than later. There are a lot of area politics that impact the decisions regarding what will or will not happen. So pray for wisdom as the leadership in Ukarumpa participates in this discussion.