Church appeal a success

National

By MALUM NALU
A PORT Moresby-based church last Saturday raised more than K400,000 in pledges and cash to help in the completion of its new multi-million kina church building.
The Christian Apostolic Fellowship raised K412,000 in pledges and cash to erect a new church building at Hohola – to be known as City Worship Centre.
Major support came from Moresby North West MP and Health Minister Michael Malabag with a pledge of K150,000 while National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop pitched in with K50,000.
Senior pastor Khem Zia said the building would cost K6 million with K2.2 million already spent, and another K3.8 million needed.
He said the church, when completed, would be able to host up to 10,000 people with all-modern amenities.
“It will be a modern church with air-conditioning and everything,” Zia said.
“We are targeting the intellectual community as well as the international community – that’s why we want to make the place attractive.
“This will be a multi-cultural church with all nationalities, and not one ethnic group.”
He said the vision of the church was also to have a Bible college, office space and accommodation once the church building was completed.
Zia said the project started last November with the building now partially completed.
Assistant pastor Ken Wai said the money would help with ongoing work on the church building.
“This is not the end,” he said.
“We are going to do further fundraising as we need to do more work.
“This is the beginning of more good things to come.”

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