By PETER WARI
THE Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church’s total membership involvement (TMI) programme coordinators of the Western Highlands Mission (WHM) are preparing to receive SDA world president Pastor Ted Wilson, who will be visiting Papua New Guinea in May.
In early February, the Western Highlands Mission held a two-day training for the TMI members, district directors and area supervisors in Mt Hagen that was attended by more than 50 people.
WHM president Frank Enock said the church came up with strategic programmes in preparation for the big event and WHM would host the visit.
“The baptism of thousands of people in Jiwaka in a few months’ time is good news for the SDA family in the country and is a privilege as the president will be coming to visit his people with other important dignitaries.
“Ps Wilson will witness and take part in the mass baptism service and then look at the church’s total membership involvement programme,” Enock said.
Albert Akisaki, a TMI member from Hela, said the president would came at harvest time and TMI members were working hard to make sure people were prepared for the big event.
Akisaki, who was once a warrior involved in tribal fighting in the province, has now changed and is taking part in preaching the Word of God.
“Hela TMI is progressing well despite some problems we encounter,” he said.
“In round one and two, more than 1,000 Christians were baptised and many others were converted and were now looking forward to the big day.”
The Western Highlands Mission comprises Western Highlands, Jiwaka, Southern Highlands, Hela and parts of West Sepik.
By PETER WARI