March 2018 Prayer Letter

March 2018

Dear Prayer Partners,

Wow! Busy but good, is one way to wrap it up since we last wrote.

Preacher’s Meeting at Piona

Norm and I went back to a remote area for a preacher’s meeting with some Bible school students. It was one full day riding on a truck and one day hiking the last couple of mountains. They prepared for the meeting by building a bridge over the last river and cutting steps into the last mountain to climb. I spoke 3 of the days. Bro. Alphonse and Bro. Kevin, were the 2 younger pastors who did most of the preaching. Overall, 9 were saved and 3 gave testimony of surrendering to come to Bible school next year. Praise God!

Schools are on again

Opportunities are many for preaching and teaching. I have 11 scheduled preaching and teaching times each week with church, Bible school, and public schools. Then there are other events, chapel, and occasionally a market or a funeral too. Pray for more preachers, teachers and the ability to stay fresh, clear, Biblical and real. God has been good.

Construction projects

We have started in on 3 construction projects this year. One is a 5 room men’s dormitory that Bro Gary Keck has undertaken. Another is a church building at Kaisenik. Then, we are reworking a basketball court built at the Bible school in the 1970’s.   We appreciate your prayers for continued progress on all fronts. It’s a privilege to be in the work!


In Him,

  Stan Rowe and Family

2018 March Rowe Letter PDF

This is the view on the hike to Piona. Zoom in to see a village on the mountain.

The long tent was the meeting place for the Annual Watut Pastor’s Conference at Piona.











The church building at Piona.

The only tire in the village washed down river from a far away airstrip where Jim Blume had used it as a cone marker.












Norm at Piona with Pastor Terriason on his left.

While Stan and Norm were in Piona, Tresa decided not to use the bridge on the way to church at Kaisenik.












The Sunday school class at Kaisenik.

Measuring for the corner post of the church building at Kaisenik.











The Kumalo River ford has delayed us many times. This time Stan had to turn around and go back to Lae until the road was cleared the next afternoon.

Bro. Bill came from Washington State to help us build the new dorm.












Walls are going up on the new Dorm.

The Basketball court is being enlarged and repaired.