Aussies, govt help church

Faith, Normal
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The National, Thursday February 27th, 2014

 By MORTIMER YANGHARRY

THE work of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in spreading the gospel in West New Britain is gaining momentum because of assistance from overseas and the provincial government.

A Papua New Guinea student studying under a AUSAID scholarship in Australia met with a small SDA congregation on the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, and discussed ways in which they can support gospel work in the province.

Pastor Steven Mase, a student layman studying in Australia, took Pastor David Lamb, a retired world evangelist, and Elder Bob Meyers a layman and businessman, to Biala town where he was once a pastor.

Steven, from Lenki village in Wabag, Enga, once worked in Bialla. 

For that reason, he knew the challenges the church was facing and invited the two Australian church elders to come and support the work in the province.

“The church family in Australia raised money and bought six data projectors, six DVD players and equipment with $A10,000 (K21,700),” he said.

“We travelled to Kimbe on Feb 9 and ran evangelism training for more than 50 Bible workers and pastors for a week,” Mase said.

Seven laptops worth K14,000 were pledged by the provincial government for the pastors in their evangelism work in the province.

Mase said at the end of the one-week programme, Meyers made a commitment to support the church in the province for the next five years.

Mase said that the website has just been launched and anyone willing to help them could contact them on the address [email protected]

Alternatively, one can visit their website: http://www.westnewbritainsdamission.org/