By PETER WARI
THE Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in Mendi, Southern Highlands, expects to start its K2.1 million provincial headquarters complex project early next year.
Pastor Danny David , the team leader and Southern Highlands SDA Church area supervisor, said they would start the faith project with the money they collected from a walkathon held recently on the Kokoda Track to Port Moresby.
He said the walkathon was to raise funds for the building and help spread the word of God. Many any people, both SDA church members and others, contributed, he said.
“The 24 pastors and missionaries’ four-week stay in Port Moresby was successful after they had travelled from Mendi to Port Moresby for two weeks,” David said.
“The amount collected will be used to start building. We cannot wait. We have faith and will leave the rest in the hands of God.”
David said that during the four weeks they spent in Port Moresby, the team members did outreach programmes on the streets and also at various churches upon invitation. They also visited private and government organisations who supported the project.
He said they received a lot of criticism from other churches and from within the SDA church membership, but that did not stop them. On the contrary, it strengthened them to continue with their work.
“We were lucky to hand over a copy of a letter to the office of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and other MPS,” David said. “We are thankful to the media that had helped us to market the important church project.”
By PETER WARI