We are not dead yet’ Mafulu Easter 2016.
Hi everybody. This is what it is all about. It is about thousands of Catholics of Fuyuge language left there in Goilala Mountains for years without sacraments. Four parishes and a gold mine. People starving spiritually. People who did not even hear about the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Well, now they will hear about it and they will benefit from it.
In few hours I will be flying to Popondetta. Then following day by PMV to Kokoda. Then to Mamba plantations and from there a 1000 km, 70 days walking journey begins.
First Yongai Parish in Chirime Valley. Going up left side through Asimba and Kafano to Yongai Station. Then crossing to Evesa, descending other side to Asisi and crossing to Aikora. Then back to Yongai. Up to Kumunga and back to Yongai. Most probably Palm Sunday in Yongai and then cross Owen Stanley Range through Kulama to Ononge Station for Easter Sunday.
After Easter round trip of Vanapa Valley in two weeks or three weeks and then advance through Woitape and Kosipe to Tanipai. Then cross to Tolukuma and surrounding communities.
From Tolukuma through Mondo to Fane to see if anybody there. Then relax and advance through Belavista and Deva Deva to Bakoiudu. Then roll down to Kubuna to see Carmelites and eventually on a car with them to Port Moresby…
Long journey. Absolute essence of the mission. Pure madness. Hardcore. Yet no other way. Bend it or break it situation. Keep me in your prayers. I am keeping you in mine all the time.
We are not dead yet..
Words and Photos Credit: Father Wlodzimierz Vladimir Malota