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September 19, 2010

Filed under: Missions — smythsinpng @ 4:20 pm

In February the national Prime Minister came to visit the nearby “city”.  Local groups rehearsed their singing greetings at the airport several days in advance.

Many men brought kundu drums and conch shells to accompany the singers.

Conch shell horns are used to gather warriors for battle, announce meetings or to celebrate.

Special guards came to secure the area.

Many government officials wearing ties arrived in aircraft from other cities and a parade of cars from the provincial capital.

Women dressed in their traditional best with decorative leaves.

Children were not exempt but participated in the parading, dancing and singing.

Of course, few PNG ceremonies can be completed without pig tusks!


1 Comment »

  1. Hi Diana and Randy!
    Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
    I am updating the photo directory of CPC/The Barn and we plan to include photos and contact information for the missionaries we support. it is our hope that this will further strengthen the awareness, connection, and constant prayers for our missionaries, like you folks!

    This is a great blog with great photos! Thank you for keeping it current along with all your other work!

    Would you please email me with what contact information you would like printed in our directory? Also, I have downloaded the photo with you both in front of the plane. If you have another favorite, will you please advise me?

    Thanks for your work!

    Comment by Nicole Kodak — September 29, 2010 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

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