Church helps islanders

National, Normal

The National, Friday June 21st, 2013

 SOLOMON Island High Commissioner William Nii Haomae says relations between Papua New Guinea and Solomon Island are growing stronger.

Haomae said ties were getting stronger culturally, economically, politically, educationally, spiritually and musically.

He was speaking at the launching of the AOG PNG-Solomon Island Mission at the Assemblies Of God New Life Family church in Gerehu, Port Moresby, on Sunday. 

Haomae also urged AOG PNG to strengthen the relationship spiritually by working with AOG Solomon Islands to bring development to the Solomon Islands. 

AOG Solomon Islands general-secretary Pr David Subu thanked PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for giving K20 million to the Solomon Island government to develop the country. 

Subu said not only the AOG PNG but also the PNG Government was supporting Solomon Islands people.

He thanked AOG PNG for donating a computer and printer for the AOG Bible college at Auki in Malaita province last year with a workabout sawmill and chain saw to build an academic school at Fue village, also in Malaita.

The academic school project was initiated by AOG PNG. Subu admitted that it would be a big project as there were no AOG-run schools in the Solomons. That project will be built for about K1.5 million.

Subu also gave a valuable and sacred traditional shell money necklaces (taboo) to AOG PNG missions director Pr Paul Hambukie as a symbolic and customary appreciation for this partnership.