A couple of months ago, the Mamusi people suffered severe damage from mudslides triggered by heavy rainfall.
News of the disaster reached Jan and Annette Wols, missionaries with New Tribes Mission.
"Believers from five different language groups and missionaries in the region as well as some in other parts of the world have responded to the news by giving and helping," wrote Jan.
The result was 63 packages of supplies. Canvas tarpaulins and food were all donated to help the plight of the Mamusis. The weather left the mountains of the region soake, however, and the only way to get the supplies to the Mamusis was on foot.
Neighbouring Ata church leaders jumped at the opportunity to help their neighbours. Dozens of believers from the Ata church carried the 63 packages--which totalled more than 900 kilos--on their shoulders for the 9-hour walk over steep, muddy terrain to get to Ata village.
After another full day of hiking, the group reached the Mamusis. The people were still in shock, and few spoke when they received the aid.
For two months, the Mamusis had lived in rough conditions after many of their homes, gardens, and meeting houses were damaged or destroyed.
Source: Mission Network News, 25 October