SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST MISSION
International – Papua New Guinea / Malawi Africa
P.O. Box 60150 Ndirande Bt. 6 Blantyre Malawi /
P.O. Box 233 - Mt Hagen (WHP) Papua New Guinea
Missionary / Evangelist:  Peter A. Halliman
Email: panagioite042gmail.com
Website:  sgbm-malawi-africa.com

 

Date:   08th July 2019

Dear Pastor, Church, Supporters;

Psalms 31:15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

I have faced many obstacles and challenges in my ministry of thirty-five years’ service to the LORD.

There have been those (my enemies) that have tried to destroy me, physically, and spiritually as well.  I have faced many hardships, been stranded in the wilderness, fallen into rivers, hiked out of the jungles with a broken arm/wrist for three days, been overturned in a vehicle and wrecked, wrecked on motorcycles and left for dead, I have been attacked, stoned and left for dead. 

I have been left for dead in the hospitals with malaria, my body is riveted together in places and held in place with metal pins, rods, wires, and metal plates.

I have been imprisoned without cause and remanded to house arrest for two years, I have been falsely accused, blackmailed and lied about.  Many have forsaken me and taken the path of no return. 

The half has not been told, and yet you would not believe if it had been written, however all this does NOT move me or cause me to deter from my LORD, (Job 13:15) “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”

Job 5:8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

Tomorrow I will go to the local hospital here in Mt. Hagen area, it is a mission hospital run by the Nazarene church.  Being a private hospital here in PNG, (that has its own meaning here), they offer no whistles and bells, just the basics.  I am in need of surgery that was diagnosed last Wednesday, they wanted to perform surgery right away, however I was not physically or mentally prepared, so I did not submit, rather gave way to Tuesday the 9th of July 2019.  This gave me a few days to prepare and set some things in order.  I needed to notify my family, pastor and church and some pastors whom I communicate with.

Again, ‘my times are in HIS hand’ the time I was born into this world, and the time of my spiritual birth, was in HIS hand, the times of my troubles and storms of life were and are in HIS hand!

The time of facing great adversity and the times of great despair were in HIS hands, and the time of my rejoicing and many blessings were in HIS hand.

Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

The physical conditions of the hospital are nothing to write home about, I fared better in Africa even many years ago.  I was instructed to secure my sleeping requirements, so I spent the best part of today, securing a two-inch foam single-mattress, blanket, bedsheet, pillow for the ward, after surgery.

I am to be admitted for three days, and then afterward a week or two rest at home, being in Mt. Hagen I have not reached my own home yet but staying with a local family so they will tend to my physical needs whatever that might be. 

I do not write this report to solicitate any grief, sorry, or sympathy, rather prayers if the LORD should direct your heart and remembrance.

I have done my own research on this matter and in the US or a developed country it would not be a big issue (humanly speaking) but I am not there, but here, again “My times are in HIS hands”.

The medical condition is known as ‘Hydroceles’ and it has been determined that there is fluid leakage out of the stomach through tubing into one of the testicles. 

I will give an update at such time I am cognant and physicaly able.

May our LORD keep each of you in the centre of HIS will and bless the work of your hands.


Missionary Peter Halliman

Mt. Hagen, Papua New Guinea 


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