The National –Thursday, January 6, 2011
BANABIN Seventh-Day Adventist church in Markham now has a new church building which was dedicated and officially opened by outgoing president for Papua New Guinea Union Mission Pr Thomas Davai.
Davai challenged more than 300 people who gathered at the opening to remain in the church and protect themselves from temptation.
“The church is like a boat and if we come out of the boat, we are prone to temptation, hardships and trials like Jonah who came out and was swallowed by a whale. Therefore, stay in the church and avoid tempatations,” he said.
“We must move forward and think positive.
“Hope is destroyed by old sins and the way of life, so we have to think positive and do things,” he said Outgoing Morobe Mission president Pr Piuki Tasa said one of the Morobe Mission’s goals was to build and organise more churches in the SDA Morobe Mission.
Justin Aaron, member of the church, said the construction started in 2004 but was completed recently due to financial availability.
“This is a blessing to Banabin church because some church dedication in the area are done on other days of the week but this one was dedicated and opened on a Sabbath,” he saidDonations for the building came from the SDA church in Western Australia, Morobe Mission and church members.