Above is a picture of the Lorengau market in Manus
Myself and another villager, Mr. Tom Purai, talking at the top of Mt. Pawih
The people in Manus Island Province of Papua New Guinea [PNG]are very rich in the natural and yet are so very very poor in the Spirit -By this I mean that they are not able to discern the Holy Spirit accurately and live according to what God is saying through His Spirit- The Holly Spirit. When a Manusian talks about a spiritual thing ,he may not be really talking about the Holy Spirit in the bible BUT could be really talking about his own cultural spirit. Which he has been living like that for many years. For example; If they speak about blessing they talk about their own goodness and not the Goodness of God. The person may paint the picture of the true God as if it is true. This is a great deception and no wonder Manus is the very least in Development in the country of Papua New Guinea. In the 40s and 50s-- Manus in the war times was the fastest and biggest growing Naval Base in the Bismarck Sea and probably serves as the Main Base for the Allied Force in the Pacific-In fact many current big cities now in PNG like Rabaul, Lae and Port Moresby were built through the left-overs of American war materials from Manus Island. In my 2001 Research for the Third World Nation –EVANGELISM SEMINAR in Hawaii, I realize that Manusians were the most literate people in the country from the 60s,to the 90s but now other provinces have taken the lead : No wonder the Bible says that; In the end the first will become last and the last will become first-Lets us Manus people Hope It Is Not the End Yet!