My first flight, after my family and I moved to Sulawesi, took me into the middle of the Wana tribe area in central Sulawesi. I was supposed to take two ladies from our base in Palu to the new bush village, Uewaju. In addition, I was to bring lots of food, building material… and two more teachers from Toronggo, a little town 10 minutes flight from Uewaju.
A Sunday school class in Switzerland presented us with money for needy children in Papua. We asked Enius, who runs a children's home with his wife, what they needed most - good educational toys to help them learn.
In the inaccessible and remote locations of the eastern rainforest, any birth complication can turn into a matter of life and death very quickly. FOAT is an organization which trains midwives and runs clinics in areas where no doctors are available. They work very closely with the local pastors and bring hope to thousands of pregnant ladies.