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Modern life is colliding with centuries of unchanged tradition among the remote tribal peoples of Papua, one of the world’s last frontiers. Television and even cell phones have made their way deep into the jungle interior long dominated by arrows, stone axes and pagan traditions. Within a few short generations many Papuans have made the transition from Stone Age practices to the 21st century. Thankfully, in some regions, these rapid changes have been preceded by pioneer missionary efforts and a movement of God’s Spirit among a handful of tribes. However, there is an urgent need for more workers and prayer warriors to further the work of the Gospel throughout Papua so that its people don’t trade ancient religious practices for a new set of modern or secular idols.

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