This afternoon (Wed. 29 June 2011) at around 1:30pm local time, a wounded man came to Pacific Orientation Course (POC) in Madang, Papua New Guinea seeking transport to the hospital. While the man sat in the POC truck, two assailants came onto POC property where they stabbed him repeatedly with knives.
After the assailants left, the man was taken to the hospital for treatment for his injuries. The man was alive at the time he arrived at the hospital.
The police were notified immediately.
The expatriate staff members are coping well. They were not a target during the attack and they do not feel threatened.
Please pray for peace for the local employees who had never witnessed such violence before. They will receive care to help them cope with the trauma that they have experienced.
Praise God that no staff or employees were injured during this incident. Also praise God that the staff children at POC were not in a position to witness what was happening. We are also thankful that this incident occurred when no courses were in session.
Thank you for praying,