Church gives to Boera villagers

National
Source:
The National, Monday July 18th, 2016

The Central Papua Conference (CPC) of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church has provided water and toilet facilities to the people of Boera village in Central.
The project team Boera Mission 16 built 22 taps and four ventilated pit toilets for the villagers over the past week.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, general secretary of CPC Ps Rex Koi said they were humbled doing the project.
“We thank God for you, the people of Boera, for allowing us into this beautiful village to carry out this important project,” Koi said.
He said one of the CPC major values for its strategic plan 2014 to 2024 was to love fellow men and develop a person for service delivery.
“This value covers both social activities and ministry arms and takes the ministry beyond the traditional norms of the church and into the communities of PNG,” Koi said.
As secretary of the conference representing 67,000 members, Koi appealed to the villagers to respect the facilities and care about them.
Boera village councillor Vivian McAthur said the villagers were grateful for the project.
“I have trust in my people to look after the facilities,” she said.
She told the Boera Mission 16 that the project would be remembered for the rest of their lives.
Among the team were carpenters, plumbers, engineers, doctors, teachers, home makers, pastors, youths and children – all volunteers.
They also conducted medical checks, treating patients, conducting minor operations and doing exhibitions such as cooking, dyeing, making moringa and vegetables drinks, flower arrangements, draping and skirting.
The team also donated 51 bales of second-hand clothes to the villagers and organized health seminars during the evenings.