The Superintendent in New Guinea Reporting
CHURCHES. There are now a total of 38 churches in our area, 14 new churches have been opened since the delegation left us 12 months ago. Five have been opened in the Maprik district. Three each in the Tamaui and Wingei areas. Two in the Kalabu area and one in the Yamanarabu area on the Sepik River.
SCHOOL WORK. There are now 21 schools operating in the mission with a total number of 1,361 scholars enrolled.
There are two trained teachers and seven monitors assisting in the task of school teaching. These are our own boys brought up through our schools.
NATIVE MINISTRY. There are 16 recognised native ministers, of whom seven are supported, four receiving support from Australia and three being supported by native churches here.
The Wewak Assembly Sunday school supports a native minister in the Wingei area. The Kalabu church supports a native minister in one of their outstations. The Maprik church is now supporting its own native Paster.
MEDICAL WORK. The medical work in the aid posts at Wingei and at Yamanambu on the Sepik River, together with the hospital and infant welfare centre at Wingei is proving fruitful.
Sister Westbrook is doing a great work at Wingei. She conducts 12 clinics, visiting in an area of 27 villages, travelling on average 100 miles per month.
At the hospital there have been an average of 40 in-patients and 1,000 cut-patients per month. Also 22 confinement cases are dealt with every month. An average of 1,725 receive 'treatment per month at the clinics.
The Sisters' medical staff consists of one doctor boy, who has had two years experience at a Government Hospital, and a native assistant, who works part time with clinic duties.
Two reconditioned Defender refrigerators have been received from the Eastern district Christ's Ambassadors for the medical work.
BIBLE SCHOOL. At last we have our Bible School operating. The school buildings (Native materials) Dormitory, Class room, Mess room and Cook house are all completed. There is accommodation for 16 students.
The school operates on the short term principle, two weeks in and six weeks out. It provides for two groups or grades, the first, our Pastors, Evangelists, workers or helpers who are literate, the second group those who are illiterate, needless to say the school is filling a long standing need.
PRISON SERVICES. Prison services are being conducted regularly at Maprik and Wewak. Recently we obtained Government recognition for Pastors Evans, Conley and Easton as Prison chaplains at Maprik, Wewak, and Yangoru. At Maprik, 39 decisions have been recorded among the prisoners in the jail services since the beginning of this year, 1961.
T. L. EVANS,
Supt., New Guinea.
 The Superintendent in New Guinea Reporting