Relationship with God key, camp told

Normal, Papua

The National, Monday, June 6th 2011

WHILE addressing students at the NCD-Central students Scripture Union (SU) camp a week ago, director for evangelism explosion in PNG and Solomon Islands Pamela Amini said: “It’s all about having a personal relationship with Christ and extending his glorious kingdom here on earth.
“It’s not about religion but about what Christ did on the cross by dying for all mankind and redeeming us of sin, sickness and death. His love continues to extend to all people around the world,” Amini said.
She said after the camp, many students had returned home, changed and challenged which was a great sign for the SU to continue its work in schools.
The camp, which was the first of its kind, saw more than 400 students congregate at the De La Salle Secondary School grounds a week ago.
National SU director Walo Vali said there was a huge turnout indicating the desire by young people for God’s word and positive change in their schools.
“The students have all come here expecting to receive the Word of God and to fellowship with one another as friends and stand united for God’s purpose in their lives and schools,” he said.
“For many secondary and national high schools, the issue of generation system still exists but the SU is determined to see a breakthrough in their schools to put an end to this illegal cult behaviour,” he said.
“The SU committee has worked tirelessly to organise the camp in the past month and are to be greatly commended for their efforts and heart of service,” Vali said.
Primary schools such as Wardstrip, Waigani, June Valley, Salvation Bavaroko and Ted Diro attended together with students from secondary schools like Badihagwa, Tokarara, Gordons, Gerehu, Kila Kila, Della Sal, Caritas, Don Bosco Technical, Port Moresby Grammar, and Port Moresby National High.
Central schools that attended were Sogeri National High, Laloki, and Kwikila and Kupiano Secondary.