Solar Installation helping the Young’s Ministry at Owena
Pictured is Lewis and Judith Young
Owena is located in the Obura-Wanenara District of the Eastern Highlands Province of PNG. It is considered the most isolated part of the district, accessible only by aircraft and bush tracks. It takes 12 minutes to get to Owena by airplane from Goroka. But to venture into town on foot from Owena, would take a whole day plus a night to spend at a nearby village before arriving at town – Kainantu or Goroka – the next day.
Other challenges include the expenses associated with maintenance and replacing the generator every three to four years and further expenses for fuel which costs more than the transportation fees for the fuel via airplane.
CRMF Electronics Technician, Brian Baimako installing the solar panels to the railings on the roof. A few guys pictured also helped assist Brian with the install.
Following this consultation period, CRMF Electrician and Technician, Brian Baimako, took a 12 minutes flight from Goroka to Owena via SIL plane to carry out and successfully complete the solar installation.
During the installation process Lewis remarked, “We are very happy with it so far, I mean it’s not even a day or two, but from the prospect it sounds really good, plus we’ve been told by other missionaries/ ministries about their Solar installations by CRMF and it’s been a big help to them. We’re thankful that God provided that for us through the help from Churches and we are looking forward to using it.”
Judith added that, “The solar is going to be very efficient to save a lot of time as well as expenses and I can do more printing during the day time hours as well as at night.”
We are blessed by the amazing work that both Lewis and Judith have initiated with the Independence Baptist Church at Owena and we thank the Lord that CRMF could contribute in their ministry by providing a reliable and cost efficient solar solution that meets the needs of their ministry at Owena.