Papua New Guinea

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New Guinea MissionEBM’s Ministry in Papua New Guinea

The work of EBM in Papua New Guinea was started in 1948 when the EBM founder, G.T.Bustin pioneered a work deep into the highlands of primitive New Guinea among stone-age warriors. They welcomed him with open arms and hearts. He took reports of the warm response he received back to the United States and recruited missionary personnel and funds. Eventually seven main mission stations were established with churches, schools and medical clinics.

New Guinea MissionThese Mission Stations became like little towns with residences, schools, a medical clinic, church and even an airport for missionary airplanes to bring in supplies and evacuate medical emergencies.

Kauapena Mission Station

In the Southern Highlands seen here became the home of more than 300 students right out of the jungle. Over time, thousands of children were given a good education and learned to know Jesus through the ministries of EBM misssionaries.
Lenita Bustin spent 39 years teaching at Kauapena until she died in 1997 and was buried there.
Among the children Lenita taught in just one class (the class of 1963) her students went on to become:

  • The Chairman of PNG Bible Church
  • New GuineaThe Governor General (head of state) of Papua New Guinea
  • A PNG Ambassador to The United States
  • PNG’s First Missionary to Nigeria
  • Four Members of National Parliament
  • Eleven Teachers
  • One University lecturer
  • Four Nurses
    One Certified Public Accountant
  • One Major in PNG Defense Force
    Five Preachers
  • One President of A Teacher’s College who personally taught over 2,000 teachers who are presently teaching in the schools of Papua New Guinea.
  • One Auto Mechanic
  • One Carpenter
  • One Airline Stewart
    Several wives of national leaders
  • Five of G.T. Bustin’s children became missionaries to New Guinea and together with their spouses gave a combined 200 years of service in that country.

New Guinea MissionBack Row: Winston Wehrman, Gerald Bustin, Joanna (Bustin) Wehrman, Lenita Bustin, Claudine (Bustin) Chamberlin, Victor Chamberlin, Joan and Paul Bustin




New GuineaIn 1974 EBM missionaries began to work closely with national leaders to help incorporate a national church under national leadership. The Church was named, Papua New Guinea Bible Church.

In 1980 EBM and PNG Bible Church began a strong effort to plant churches throughout all the cities and major towns of Papua New Guinea. These successful efforts have resulted in the growth of the church to over 500 local churches, 15 Christian schools, and two Bible Colleges.

In the 1990’s a license to establish a Christian Radio Station was granted by the Fiji Government to Evangelical Bible Mission. For the last three years this radio station has been in operation broadcasting the Gospel twenty-four hours every day.

In the late 1990’s the Papua New Guinea Bible Church began a church planting effort across the border into Irian Jaya (Indonesia). Applications have been made to register the Bible Church of Indonesia and expand the efforts that have been made in that country.

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