Posts by cspringthorpe
Finally an update!
It has been a long time since I wrote a few words and excuses aside, the Babaliman(South East Trade winds) season from May to July lasted until the beginning of thismonth. This season is for SE PNG their wet season where high pressure SE ofAustralia funnels cold wind into the SE Trades which drives up…Read More
Secretary of L.W.M. P.N.G and Training Coordinator Stan has been involved with L.W.M. from the beginning, he is involved in all aspects of the work, and will be a member of the crew delivering “Living Water” to Milne Bay.Read More
Ronnie and Elsie Tomulesi
Ronnie is the founding pastor of United Charismatic Mission having planted 6 congregations on Misima and other islands in the Louisiade Archipelago around Misima as well. Ronnie started out running a fishing dory for the Fisheries Dept based at Kuiaro, near Samarai from where he regularly went out to the sunken barrier reef on commercial…Read More
Trustee of UK charity and head of UK operations. Cameron Springthorpe and his wife Abi have been overseeing our old Home Base since we left and has been by way and far our most loyal supporter since I was doing boat deliveries back in 2001. Cameron has been a seaman for many years beginning with…Read More
Sir Chris Abel
Secretary of LWM Inc. our charity Association in PNG. Chris has been a faithful stalwart in support of LWM since its earliest days when Guy as the ‘vision carrier’ visited the area on occasions prior to setting up permanently. In this regard Chris being involved, he is, in a sense walking in his grandfather’s footsteps. …Read More
Guy and Colleen Willson
Mission Principal’s / Head of ministry and practical training, and Pastor. In 1978 Guy was running a coconut plantation in Papua New Guinea when he had a personal experience of Jesus Christ which led him to totally refocus his life. In the preparation for his call he first trained in Carpentry and Joinery in 1983…Read More
Mission Hanua (mission house)
Our mission base on Misima Island will be at Bwagoia, although we are presently working from Living Water at her anchorage. Earlier we had planned to set up at Kwato Island but God wanted us clearly to move to Misima. Interestingly the architects drawing given to me while I was at Rhema Bible Training Centre…Read More
Piracy attack – Praise God nobody was hurt!
Our new workboat Kwadima was attacked by 20 pirates in two banana boats at about 03.30 last Wednesday at 9°57’3 S 150°45’5 E. They fired shotguns three times at the wheelhouse only 20m away and missed. Not one shot hit, it was calm and the engineer was convinced he was finished. The pirates boarded…Read More
The last leg of our voyage -Fiji to Misima PNG
We weighed anchor from Suva Bay at 08.30 on Friday 19th July with the wind variable – zilch! Passing through the Levu Passage and motored towards the next passage between Mbenga Islands and Viti Levu. The wind did not kick in until late evening by which time we had Viti Levu well under our lee…Read More
Updates and farewell Fiji!
Today Living Water has just left Fiji on the final leg of the voyage to PNG, approximately 14 days to go. Guy and Colly have sent us a big update from the last month or so, which I have broken up into three seperate updates and will be posting now with the relevant dates. (Hopefully…Read More