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I am a child of God

Amos Leana,

Gabagaba, Central Province,

Papua New Guinea

What defines who I am? And how does that change the life I live?


Amos Leana grew up in a beautiful coastal village in the Central Province of Papua New Guinea. He now lives and works among Aboriginal people in Australia.


He has suffered much grief and loss over the years, but has found that his identity is secure in God, and that he is not alone.

I am a child of God (Amos Leana, Gabagaba, PNG)
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Child of God

Pain and suffering

God is at work in cultures


KEY QUOTES from this story:

If Jesus is invited into your lives, you become children of God. And yes, you make mistakes and you feel really discouraged. And you feel like shame gets onto you. But you are not defined by those mistakes. But I am defined and you are defined by our identity in Jesus Christ as God's children.


I was nothing. I was lost. I was hopeless. And Jesus found me.


Every moment of my pain and my tears, I felt God was there.


And as we worked together, we would be able to find God's fingerprints in our cultures, where God was at work in these Indigenous people. 


We didn't come with a structure. We didn't come with an agenda, but we were developing relationships.


God is at work in your cultures.


You need to let go and allow God to take over and you will see, God will work.


The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)