Late last week it finally worked out for me to get to Esrotnamba. Its a beautiful area of Papua not to far from Nabire. It’s a large lake located at about 720′ above sea level. Apparently crocs live there which surprised me as to the elevation and isolation of the area. The bonus from what I understand is the crocs make for good eating. And the other bonus besides being incredibly beautiful there are no mosquito on the villages side of the lake. Verified by other visitors. The lake is surrounded by mountainous terrain that not only is covered with jungle but also has a profile similar to this picture of a porous rock found on google
I have no idea how the locals hike over terrain so extreme. It’s likely why there wasn’t much outside contact until a couple years ago when the float plane first flew in there. I didn’t get very many photos on this trip but I will be sure to have my gopro ready for the next time in there. Here are a few good shots from the trip. looking forward to the next time I have the privilege of flying here and serving the people of Esrotnamba. The pictures don’t do it justices so you really just need to come for a visit and have me take you there. I know easier said than done. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours.
Here is a video that was made a couple years ago about the ministry in Esrotnamba.