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Printing Ministry

As the family sat at the kitchen table in Pangia, PNG, and collated, folded, and stapled booklets, I began praying that God would provide a way for us to put together booklets for the school, Bible classes, youth groups, and pastors.  When I started praying I had no idea what God had in store. I was hoping for just a little better printer and maybe a booklet maker, but God had a whole printing ministry, complete with printing presses, folders, cutters, a copy machine, a Perfect binder, and many other pieces of equipment. We are so grateful for God's goodness and faithfulness in providing these tremendous tools that will enable us to put out Bible helps and songbooks throughout the Wiru tribe and beyond. The next 3 pictures are of me getting some training in operating the presses and some general maintenance procedures.

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

The printing presses were loaded onto the container, in Waxhaw, NC, on October 29, 2010.  You can see a few of the many grey totes full of books for the Pangia Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The print shop building (combined with a dorm, library, and classroom) was started in November, 2010.

Putting in the foundation.

 

 

 

The printing presses arrived in PNG in February 2011.

The printing presses arrived in PNG in February 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Getting the 2nd story wall up. 

 

 Getting ready to put on the roofing iron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The woven blind is put on before the stucco. 

 Finishing the stucco on the building.

 

 

 

The printing presses are running! 

March, 2013

 The print shop is up and running now. We are still needing some more equipment for printing the Bible, but are printing lots of tracts. We have also started printing the Baptist hymnal. We are excited for what God is doing, and will do, with this ministry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer, 2014

The evaluation copy of the Bible has been printed and many pastors have received one to start reading. We printed 250 copies and had 80 available for the 2014 National Baptist Pastors Conference in Mendi. The excitement was overwhelming and we are anxious to get more Bibles into the hands of the people.

 

 

Press plate for the BiblePress plate for the Bible

Trevor, Dylan Parfitt, and Chad working on printingTrevor, Dylan Parfitt, and Chad working on printing

 

 

Amber and Mary working on signaturesAmber and Mary working on signatures

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derrick cleaning the pressesDerrick cleaning the presses

 

 

 

 

 

Connor checking accuracyConnor checking accuracy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall & Winter, 2014

What an opportunity! We have put out the word about getting Bibles printed in large quantities, outside of PNG. We don't have the equipment, or time, to get the quanity printed that will be needed to supply the country. God's people have given and the amount needed has been reached! The first 10,000 Bibles have been ordered and will arrive early spring.

 

 

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