Lutheran church witnesses baptism of children

Faith, Normal

The National, Thursday 2nd May 2013


THE Lutheran church in Mt Hagen witnessed the baptism of 27 children and the confirmation of 24 adults as Christians at a combined church service last Sunday.

More than 500 Christians turned up to attend the Sunday service travelling from Morobe and other highlands provinces.

During the service, vice circuit president of Mt Hagen district Awep Rumints said it was a breakthrough in the lives of people.

Rumints said churches had a role to play in saving souls.

He was happy to see children being baptised and adults offering their lives to Christ and the church.

“PNG is a Christian country and I want to make an appeal to each and every one of you to change your lives and be baptised. Times are changing and people have to change and give their lives to God,” Rumints said.

Martin Luther Seminary deputy principal Gigmai Okuk also urged Christians to lead a God-fearing life.

He said they had become role models and should spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost souls.

“I know there is a big celebration in the Kingdom of God as lost souls are turning away from their evil ways,” he said.

Okuk, who travelled from Lae for the baptism service, said it was good to see children changing their lives and starting to invite God into their lives.

He thanked the parents of children baptised and the adults who had decided to turn away from their evil ways and follow God.

He urged Christians to maintain their faith in God no matter what problems and circumstances they go through.