Living Water Mission http://livingwatermission.org working with the tribes of PNG Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:17:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://livingwatermission.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cropped-site-icon-32x32.png Living Water Mission http://livingwatermission.org 32 32 She is in the water! http://livingwatermission.org/she-is-in-the-water/ http://livingwatermission.org/she-is-in-the-water/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:02:30 +0000 http://livingwatermission.org/?p=1125 Living Water was launched last Friday which was a very exciting experience.  Guy started the main engine and manoeuvred out of the pontoons and onto an outer berth.   The turning circle is none too tight because she is a long-keeled vessel but this is to our advantage as this very factor reduces our leeway at […]

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Living Water was launched last Friday which was a very exciting experience.  Guy started the main engine and manoeuvred out of the pontoons and onto an outer berth.   The turning circle is none too tight because she is a long-keeled vessel but this is to our advantage as this very factor reduces our leeway at sea.

The slipmaster Sam and his merry men will be finishing off the paintwork plus a number of other jobs before finally tidying up and enabling us to move out of tents and onboard.   She looks totally different with her new coat of Oxford Blue and truly looks amazing.

The Papuan crew have just finished there STCW all passing with flying colours with some amazing stories about the fire-fighting part of the course.  In fact participating in this course seems to have had the beneficial effect of helping them to open up and develop some initiative as well.  Gelly amazed everyone when she launched herself into the water and was the first to get into the life raft and haul everyone else on board.   Rose was chosen by the instructor to lead in the fire exercise where they all had to put out fires and rescue an inert body by dragging it out of harm’s way.

Chris du Toit is arriving on the 24th to fill the position of the 1st Mate. I am looking forward to setting them to the task of setting up the solar panels and also the watermaker.

If you want to see some of the drone pics that Tom took then click the YouTube icon on the top right hand side. They will be up soon!

God bless you all.

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Exciting News for Living Water http://livingwatermission.org/exciting-news-for-living-water/ http://livingwatermission.org/exciting-news-for-living-water/#comments Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:08:27 +0000 http://livingwatermission.org/?p=1115 Firstly I’m sorry for the dearth of information but there was little to add during the time when Colly and I were caring for my mother after her stroke in 2014.   Well Mum went home to be with the Lord at the end of October last year.  As a Christian, she knew where she was […]

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Firstly I’m sorry for the dearth of information but there was little to add during the time when Colly and I were caring for my mother after her stroke in 2014.   Well Mum went home to be with the Lord at the end of October last year.  As a Christian, she knew where she was going and longed for it.   We had been able to take her to her native Arnhem in the Netherlands where she had been a member of the Resistance and actively involved in the evacuation of British Paras after the collapse of the efforts to take the last bridge – now famously known as the ‘Bridge Too Far’ and today called by the Arnhem people the John Frost Bridge.   At any rate they awarded her the Mobilisatie Oologs Kruis or simply the Dutch equivalent of the French Croix du Guerre.   Mum also supported our mission and donated the funds to buy Living Water as she passionately believed in our mission to Papua New Guinea.   I like to think of her leaning over the Bannisters of Heaven encouraging us to be faithful to the call the Jesus placed on us as there is so very little time left.

Living Water is still on the slipway in the Isle of Wight. The boat yard is franticly putting on the finishing touches, so we could hopefully able to set sail in mid-October.

While we wait for the courses for the Papuan crew we are all living in tents pending that day and are embracing the cold by hugging the camp fire.    Guy has booked them onto the STCW course costing almost £4000, beginning on Monday the 10th of September. Then they will do a competent crew course shortly before we ‘chuck off’ for Falmouth.

Our 8 seater has had to go in for repairs as the head gasket could have cracked!   So we are using Guy’s trusty ute (a bakkie in SA parlance) to do the job.

We welcomed Tom Beesley to our number as 2nd mate from Durban and his enthusiasm is infectious enlivening all our Papuans.   The 1st is still waiting for the granting of his visa.  He is also from South Africa,  the Cape to be precise and knows Tom well .     Both these young men hold RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificates and much more besides, which is good as I will be relying on them to help me sail Living Water, while the Papuans come to grips with life at sea and becoming more useful as time progresses.  Both of them are very enthusiastic and have good experience in battling high seas off the Eastern Cape in the notorious Aghulas Current.

Tom is keenly working out how to make a YouTube video using a drone to show our beautiful Living Water coming off the slip. Feel free to click the YouTube link which will take you to the video. We have recently ordered the drone with will be So, feel free to subscribe!

God bless you all

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February Update http://livingwatermission.org/2018-february-update/ http://livingwatermission.org/2018-february-update/#respond Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:53:13 +0000 http://livingwatermission.org/?p=1103 Many of you know that I am now based on Living Water and working to prepare her for the voyage back to Papua New Guinea. This involves a number of things for which we need money to accomplish. I have come to realise that slipping Living Water before the crew arrive from PNG is a […]

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Many of you know that I am now based on Living Water and working to prepare her for the voyage back to Papua New Guinea. This involves a number of things for which we need money to accomplish.
I have come to realise that slipping Living Water before the crew arrive from PNG is a highly desirable aim as it would avoid a preponderance of feet trampling in and out of the vessel in the vicinity of mud, crud, seawater and drying paint! We need to cut back the old red paintwork; re-prime; a new rubberised base paint and top coats of Oxford blue. Before we do this we need to weld a sea-water scoop for the water-maker (to be fitted later); add another 18” of rudder and support the base of the new rudder with a ‘sole’ piece. Then comes the restoration of the paintwork on the deck by preparation of the existing surface and then laying down an anti-slip epoxy paint and finally anti-fouling and fitting new zinc anodes. All this paintwork needs to be the most suitable when considering the tropical environment, we are operating in.

Our funding so far, in the main, has been by a small number of close supporters of the vision and ministry God has called us to. Naturally this has included myself and my mother until she went Home last October.

Further detailed study of our website will reveal the nature of our vision that the central work of ministry is teaching God’s Word with the intention of making a lasting effective relationship between God and the folk we are serving. Using Living Water as both a means of transporting ministry teams and also recreationally to teach through adventure training; following this to continue training by bringing our young people into serving poorer families in island villages and community projects such as the boatbuilding.

There is an urgency to be about the Father’s business right now because according to Bible chronology, which I fully accept, we have very limited time before the end of the age. Given the error of 4-6 years of the year of Jesus’ birth around the Roman census and the fact that Jesus was 33½ years of age at His crucifixion we must consider that the world always thinks of Christmas but that Christians think the resurrection is the most important date event as He defeated Satan and broke his power to retain his hold on mankind at the crucifixion and not at Christmas; by this He saved those who turn to believe in Him, the true millennium must therefore revolve around the latter date. Biblical chronology gives roughly 4,000 years to Jesus’ time and soon it will be 2,000 years since He rose from the dead. Given that God chose to create the heavens and the Earth in 6 days and rest on the 7th reveals the length of the leasehold of the planet Earth given to man, this key is given in 2 Peter 3:8. Nobody knows the day or the hour as the Lord told us but we will be able to discern the approximate time. On this basis it would seem that we have between 10 and 12 years before the major end-time events begin. So I hope you understand my sense of urgency, but do not despair, for we were born and are alive for this time.

I am hopeful of being ready to sail by Summer and to get across the Atlantic before the hurricane season. To do this I need urgent financial backing to get Living Water onto Sam Fulford’s slipway (see pic below, but the boat on the slip is not Living Water) at Clarence Boatyard. Given this work being done and the next level of bringing our 6 Papuan crew to England, there is no reason why this cannot be accomplished.

If you would like to support this financially or if you are local in the Solent area and would like to help practically then do contact me on guy@livingwatermission.org or if in England; 07842-930577.

Every blessing to you.
Guy

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Container damaged by white ants http://livingwatermission.org/container-damaged-white-ants/ http://livingwatermission.org/container-damaged-white-ants/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:16:39 +0000 http://livingwatermission.org/?p=1080 Colly and Guy returned recently to PNG to begin organising things in the containers and getting ready for the next stage of the ministry. Sadly a careless fork lift truck driver had damaged one of the containers allowing white ants to enter and ruin everything. Guy is now back in the UK, completing things here […]

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Colly and Guy returned recently to PNG to begin organising things in the containers and getting ready for the next stage of the ministry.
Sadly a careless fork lift truck driver had damaged one of the containers allowing white ants to enter and ruin everything.
Guy is now back in the UK, completing things here and preparing Living Water for the trip to PNG.
Here is Colly’s report from the ground.

It’s been long hard week for myself and the others working so hard under the hot sun to save whatever we can , it took us two weeks to clean the two 20 ft containers which we used for storage. Sadly to say , while been away in UK for 3 years or so , the white ants got in and wrecked all our things, heart breaking to see everything been ruined and come to a total waste., the computers , sewing machines , the tools , clothes, paints , oils and vanish tins been rusty and leaked out , the chairs , and any wooden things been chewed away by the white ants. I must admit it’s not easy coming from the cold to the hot climate and working so hard in the container under the hot sun feels like I’m boiling alive in here while slowly adjusting. Thanks to my two helpers from Misima , big sister Clara and her two children Laza and Lynlyn , young man Mansela Pika + the others from the timber yard like Nata ‘ s wife and his children + the other lady who all helped by giving a hand in cleaning tidying and repacking. Thank you all from Guy and I for all the help and support in saving the remains. ATEWAU HOT KOMIU.

All this destruction came as a result of an accidental penetration of a forklift arm into the side of the container and remained unreported. White ants also attacked the other container via contaminated timber and we were not present to deal with it. The things inside the Really Useful Boxes were unharmed and we will have a big job in hand to make new handles for the carpentry tools and timber blocks. Hebrew 10:33-39 speaks volumes to us. We are not bowed down nor discouraged because the greater one is in us. The Lord will enable us to well recover from this position. So I give my big ateu owa bobotana to Clara, Mansela, Lin Lin and all helpers but most of all to my faithful Colly who has remained so strong thoughout this ordeal. The Bible teaches us to be overcomers and in Jesus, we will be exactly that. Thanks also to my lifelong friend Chris Abel for his support to Colly and by extension to me at this time.
Guy

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Haulout in Cornwall http://livingwatermission.org/haulout-in-cornwall/ http://livingwatermission.org/haulout-in-cornwall/#respond Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:30:50 +0000 http://livingwatermission.org/?p=1037 Living Water is currently out of the water in Cornwall, following a great sail down the Irish Sea. After a coat of paint and servicing the underwater fittings, she will continue up to the Isle of Wight, where the rest of the refit will continue. We have an amazing team of volunteers on board, who […]

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Living Water is currently out of the water in Cornwall, following a great sail down the Irish Sea.

After a coat of paint and servicing the underwater fittings, she will continue up to the Isle of Wight, where the rest of the refit will continue.

We have an amazing team of volunteers on board, who are all working hard to get her in good shape, and complete the delivery!

Praise God for their willingness and availability!  God is good 🙂

You can follow the progress with regular updates and photos, or get in touch via our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/lwmpng

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