Couples tie knot in mass wedding


EIGHT couples tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at the Shepherd Seventh-day Adventist church outside Port Moresby last Saturday.
Pastor Kadasa Damaro challenged the couples to respect and honour their union, because marriage is an institution that God created for men and women.
“Marriage is a commitment you are making with God. Marriage is a gift of God.
“You have to respect each other and be faithful to yourself.
“God hates violence.
“The father shall play a fatherly role while the mother should play a motherly role to their children.”
Damaro stressed that all who entered into matrimonial relations with a holy purpose.
The husband to obtain the pure affection of a woman’s heart, the wife to soften and improve her husband’s character and give it completeness – fulfill God’s purpose for them. The eight couples formally registered their marriages with the PNG National Identity and Civil Registry so that they were recognised by the State as a legally binding agreement.
They are all members of the Shepherd Church.
The couples are: Ishmael Waim Simon and Ilaiyo Apite, Allan Tolo and Evelyn Bawa, Benson James and Roselyn Bawa, Samuel Kuri Raima and Esther Wai, Jacob Bunung and Anita John, Isaac Pingya and Betty Taipa, Thomas Konga and Beverlyn Pup, Michael Purul and Rebecca Andakis.