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by Daryl A Schendel
Nazarene Publishing House  1978
Softcover
79 pages
photos, map


Language: English

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The Edge of Nowhere
Reaching The Remote Kobon People of Papua New Guinea

This book details the missionary activities of Reverend Daryl A. Schendel, a missionary from the Church of the Nazarene working with the Kobon people in central New Guinea in present day Madang Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Chapters include details about the first missionaries trekking into this area. Also about the missionary activities of author Schendel and his family who lived in the area during the late 1960s until the early 1970s. To support missionary activities, Schendel endeavors to build the first runway in the region for light aircraft and succeeds in constructing of Dustin Airport using only local laborers with hand tools. A final chapter details the report of an aircraft wreck in the far north of the region and Schendel's trek that results in the discovery of the crash site of A-20G Havoc 42-86730 piloted by 2nd Lt. Allan W. Garlick that went Missing In Action (MIA) March 12, 1944.
Review by Justin Taylan  

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