The National, Monday 06th August, 2012
AMERICAN evangelist John Carter last Friday prayed for the country and members of Parliament during his evangelistic meeting in Port Moresby.
Carter, who is in the country running an evangelistic meeting at the Sir John Guise stadium for two weeks, said last Friday’s formation of government was a historical day for Papua New Guinea.
“May God bless Papua New Guinea; I pray for the nation, parliamentarians and government.”
He offered the prayer while praying for MPs who were part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
MPs present for prayer and dedication were Jim Miringtoro (Central Bougainville), Benny Allan (Unggai-Bena), Don Polye (Kandep), John Pundari (Kompiam- Ambum), James Marape (Tari Pori), Ben Micah (Kavieng) and Delilah Gore Sohe).Carter congratulated them on behalf of the church on their election into office. “We pray God blesses you in your ministries and your families. I pray for health and strength and for God to fill you with the Holy Spirit.” As Carter prayed, he laid his hand on them with the help of pastors Tony Kemo, John Krosmeier, Harold Harker, Willie Garcier and Cameron Wari.He read to them Proverbs 14:34 (Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people) and challenged them to carry out their tasks faithfully.
Members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and other Christians welcomed the MPs with a standing ovation. Some took time to meet and congratulate the MPs.
Philippines ambassador Bienvenido Tejano witnessed the dedication service.