Challenges of Road Travel in Papua New Guinea
Sometimes people wonder why we use airplanes and helicopters to serve Bible translation. The pictures below show some of the challenges of road transportation in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Rain can turn a road into a muddy mess overnight, making travel almost impossible.
Unfortunately bridge collapses seem to be fairly common in PNG—another reason why we use airplanes and helicopters to support Bible translation! Recently one of the bridges between Ukarumpa, our mission community in the Highlands and the coastal town of Madang collapsed. So when we make the drive to the coast next month, we expect to drive through the river instead of over this bridge.