Papua is the western half of the island of New Guinea and the easternmost province of Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country in the world. Rich in tropical flowers and colorful birds, Papua is also home to deep spiritual darkness. The Papuan Highlands, where Mission: Hope serves, are some of the world’s most isolated locations—truly the ends of the earth. Papu is tribal, agricultural, and one of the least developed places in the world. Poverty, malnutrition, and witchcraft are a part of life. There have even been reports of cannibalism in the past twenty years. Today, almost half of Papua’s approximately three million people live under the Indonesian poverty line, approximately $0.87 per day. Families in these areas face many challenges including hunger, inadequate health care, tribal, political, and domestic violence, and high HIV prevalence rates.

Mission: Hope’s goal in Papua is to equip Papuans—and especially the local Papuan church—to experience real transformation. 



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