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John and Joy Cutts - Village Heartbeat

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We hope you will be encouraged and inspired as you experience this short collection of pictures depicting life and some village activities in the highlands villages of Papua. These Papuans are in the process of building a future together. . .

Building Life lines

Relief flights after natural disasters. Helping those in need of help.

Relief flights after natural disasters. Helping those in need of help.

Building Teams

Sports teams

Sports Teams

Bible Translation Team
                                                 . . . . 10,000 verses to go to complete the Moni Bible!!!

Bible Translation Team. . . . 10,000 verses to go to complete the Moni Bible!!!

Pastors and Village leaders

Pastors and Village leaders


Building Bridges

It is necessary to help connect remote villages with not only swinging bridges but also assist with airstrips which help to bridge the inhospitable jungles separating many villages.

Man on bridge



Ten years was spent constructing this airstrip in the Zombandoga and finally a plane
                                          landed!

Ten years was spent constructing his airstrip in the Zombandoga and finally a plane landed!

The people of Tomosiga worked 28 years by hand building this airstrip before
                                         the first plane landed.

The people of Tomosiga worked 28 years by hand building this airstrip before the first plane landed.

A landslide added almost 10 years of extra work to complete the Tomosiga strip

A landslide added almost 10 years of extra work to complete the Tomosiga strip

Building Capabilities

As Papuans learn new skills and gain experience through developing their capabilities, they are more empowered to bring about positive changes in their villages.

Children at school
Learning mechanical skills for an ever changing world around them.

Learning mechanical skills for an ever changing world around them.

Building Health Awareness

Growing new crops brings money in to help raise healthier families. . . . .

Woman with straw bearys


Pure drinking water for villages: First time  to drink from a hose!!

Pure drinking water for villages: First time to drink from a hose!!

Building A Future

We have come a long way when looking back to those early days when Mom and Dad Cutts started off with a house full of Moni orphan babies. When mothers died, babies without formula died too, and when twins were born, the second one was thought to be the devil impersonating a human , so the baby was buried alive. Wives were often killed when the husband died in order to accompany him into the next life.

Orphans Tribal war consumed the lives of
                                        many of these villagers and filled their lives with fear and hatred.

Tribal war consumed the lives of many of these villagers and filled their lives with fear and hatred.




Often men and women cut fingers off to show their grief for 
                        each of their loved ones who were killed or died of sickness.

Often men and women cut fingers off to show their grief for each of their loved ones who were killed or died of sickness.


As Papuans build a future together, forgiving former
                                          enemies from other tribes and burning weapons of war have helped to bring peace to some degree.

As Papuans build a future together, forgiving former enemies from other tribes and burning weapons of war have helped to bring peace to some degree.

Yes, there are still many mountains to
                        climb, rivers to cross or navigate, villages to reach and people to embrace, but we have a strong team of
                         Papuan Christians who have a vision for reaching out to the tribes around them.

Yes, there are still many mountains to climb, rivers to cross or navigate, villages to reach and people to embrace, but we have a strong team of Papuan Christians who have a vision for reaching out to the tribes around them.

Change comes slowly, but even these two
                        twins left to live are proof of positive change, along with these young girls who would have been child
                        brides in the past.

Change comes slowly, but even these two twins left to live are proof of positive change, along with these young girls who would have been child brides in the past.

 

Boys and girls are being prepared to learn and work together,
                            believing that they can become  strong leaders with unswerving moral compasses.

Boys and girls are being prepared to learn and work together, believing that they can become strong leaders with unswerving moral compasses.

In the same way that a rainbow brings hope of a brighter day, so we look into the future with hope,
                        	believing that with God's help, these many positive changes  in the lives  of these very unique and special Papuans will radiate  into a sunrise of
                         	expectancy.

In the same way that a rainbow brings hope of a brighter day, so we look into the future with hope, believing that with God's help, these many positive changes in the lives of these very unique and special Papuans will radiate into a sunrise of expectancy.

In the same way that a rainbow brings hope of a
                        	brighter day, so we look into the future with hope, believing that with God’s help, these many positive changes in the lives of these very unique
                         	and special Papuans will radiate into a sunrise of expectancy.

In the same way that a rainbow brings hope of a brighter day, so we look into the future with hope, believing that with God’s help, these many positive changes in the lives of these very unique and special Papuans will radiate into a sunrise of expectancy.