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The One Good Friend

The first letter from a listener to World Mission Broadcast's new radio program in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been received. "Krai Bilong Ol Meri" - meaning Cry of the Women - is a 15-minute program written and produced by PNG women in the Melanesian Pidgin language. The following letter is from a woman who gave her name but asked that she remain anonymous:

Dear Friends,

When I heard your first "Krai Bilong Ol Meri" program, it really moved me. I have many problems in my life. My husband left me seven years ago and married another woman. We have three boys, and one died. Before we had cars and a store. When my husband left he took everything and gave it to his new wife.

Occasionally I see him, but he calls me names and hits me when he sees me. Sometimes he calls me a "sanguma meri, poisin meri or skindiwai meri." In this way he accuses me of practicing witchcraft. But, I know that I am innocent and have been created in God's image.

I have cried and cried. At times I have considered hanging myself, but then I think of my children and wonder who will take care of them?

I've looked everywhere for help and found that there is no person who can help me. The one good friend I have found is Jesus. He is King of Kings. He gives me peace and strength. He is teaching me to forgive and love again. I know now that Jesus is the only answer to all my problems.

Thank you for your radio program, "Krai Bilong Ol Meri." I don't have anything to give you but I want to pray and support your program.

KBOM is currently broadcast on three PNG radio stations, including a shortwave Christian station that broadcasts nationwide. Please keep the PNG women who write and produce KBOM in your prayers. And, especially pray for our listeners, who lives and hearts God is touching through "Krai Bilong Ol Meri."

--World Mission Communications

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