By JAMES GUMUNO
One hundred people repented during a week-long crusade hosted by tertiary students from Southern Highlands at Nipa station.
The crusade, which started last week and ended on New Year’s Day, was described by organisers as “very successful”.
This was because many who had been involved with homebrew, smoking marijuana and criminal activities in some point in their lives had repented and surrendered to Christ.
Youth leader Jack Galop thanked students for choosing Nipa to host the crusade.
He was happy to see many youths living around Nipa station attend the crusade and give their lives to God.
Galop said the crusade was timely and fitted in well with the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
He said that when people changed spiritually, their communities would live peacefully and would see many good things happening in their area.
Galop said every year, they chose one district to hold the crusade to help bring people closer to God.
Ward councillor Peter Hurum and Nipa youth leader Edward Levi thanked the students for using their holiday to spread the word of God and change many peoples’ lives.
Hurum said he was happy to see many young people in his ward come forward and give their lives to God.
“I also want to thank Pastor Peter from PNG Bible Church based in Boroko, National Capital District, for making his time available with the students and preaching the word of God,” he said.
Hurum said it was a successful crusade and invited other churches to follow suit.
He also thanked Governor William Powi for sponsoring Nipa peace and unity rugby league competition to bring all youths together through sports.
By JAMES GUMUNO