Praise God! Progress has been made! Evan and I really thought that this process would take about 6 months for us to even see signs of a bridge coming into place. But to our surprise there has been so much work put into it already and it is looking good! We are really thanking God for this miracle.
Meanwhile, while the bridge has been out we have found other ways of getting food and people across….
Continue to pray! We are not “out of the woods” yet!
[Official Report] About 7am this morning (6 Aug 2014) a commercial fuel tanker attempted to cross the Kingston Bridge traveling from Kainantu towards the Aiyura Valley. While the truck was on the bridge the bridge collapsed under the load. Both the bridge and the truck fell into the river below. Reports are that the driver is okay, but we have no further information on his condition. The bridge is not passable by vehicle.
Please pray for the situation with the Kainantu bridge. It is our only link to the world outside our valley. Any supplies we need have to come over it and we use it to get to other places in the country. Pray that a new bridge is installed soon, and for the people effected (it is a huge water source for many, and now it is contaminated by the fuel truck that went in when it collapsed). Also pray for short term ways we can problem solve by getting things to and from Ukarumpa by road..