Pastor: Church will help

Manangan, Chief Sgt Daniel Aigilo (left) and Chief Sgt Jeffery Simewa (right) and other policemen and their families on Sunday at Gordon Police Barracks. – Nationalpic by JASON KAVAN

WHERE there is need the Church of Christ (COC) will be there to help, pastor Brother Regino Manangan says.
Manangan said this during his sermon when the COC congregation in Port Moresby paid a visit to the Gordon Police Barracks under their evangelical mission and aid to humanity programme on Sunday.
Food parcels and goodwill bags were distributed to the police and their families after the sermon.
This was the second food distribution this year, the first was held at Gerehu in January.
He said the aid for humanity was a programme of the church administration aimed at alleviating poverty which started in the Philippines and had extended throughout the world.
The church has been carrying out this mission in Port Moresby over the past four years serving communities in Gerehu, Morata, Bomana and inside their compound in Waigani.
Manangan said through the programme members of the church reached out to the people, especially victims of calamities to help them physically as well as to tell them about the love of Christ and salvation.
He said there was a need for food and so many other things.
“But the most important thing is that people should receive is the words of Jesus Christ which is food for the soul,” he said.
“This world does not give us rest.
“All of us have problems in life.
“Everyone carries a load in their lives.”
Manangan encouraged the hundreds of people that gathered on Sunday, that these difficulties, worries, problems, stress, fears and cares needed to be brought to Jesus Christ.
He said in the bible, Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest”.
He added that 1 Peter 5:7 “Give all your worries and cares to God for he cares for you” and Matthew 6:31-32 “Don’t worry about what you will eat or drink or wear because your heavenly father knows your needs”.
Manangan said the COC in Papua New Guinea was growing with branches in Lae, Madang, Mt Hagen, Goroka, Wewak, Alotau while Rabaul would soon have one.
He invited those who came to join them for worship on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7pm-8pm and on Sundays from 8am-9am at their church located behind Lamana hotel.