The National, Friday 14th June 2013
By ANDREW ALPHONSE in TARI
CHURCH buildings and facilities should be fully-equipped to spread the Word of God to convert lives and save souls, Komo-Margarima MP Francis Potape told a congregation last Saturday at Dauli.
Potape made the remarks when handing over more than K100,000 to the local Dauli Seventh-Day Adventist church.
Potape, who was in the electorate for the Hela provincial assembly and provincial executive council (PEC) meetings, took time off to attend church service at Dauli.
However, he was moved to make the donation on looking at the rundown church and the local pastor’s house.
Potape said the K100,000 was his personal contribution to support the work of the church which also sees staff and students from nearby Dauli Teachers’ College attending.
Church members told Potape the money would go towards renovating the building, including the construction of the pastor’s house.
He said Papua New Guinea was at the crossroads, faced with a lot of evils and socio-economic-related problems such as petty crimes, unemployment, tribal warfare and theft.
He urged the churches to vigorously and seriously do their part to address these problems to help change the mindset and attitude of the people with the Word of God.
Potape said when churches did their part in spreading the Word to win souls and Government did their part to provide goods and services, peace and harmony would embrace the community.
He vowed to work with mainstream churches in the electorate to bring changes and development projects.