The National, Thursday 23rd May 2013
By CARMELLA GWARE
MORE than K2,000 was raised by the Papuan Adventist Students Association at the University of Papua New Guinea during a gospel concert on Saturday.
With the theme “With God, we can make a difference”, the event was to raise funds for their bi-annual trip to Goworode in Northern from Dec 4 to 17.
“We chose Goworode because it is one of the areas affected by Cyclone Guba in 2007 and is currently facing major problems such as displacement and diseases,” PASA president Voletta Paul said.
“We want to help rebuild and restore the basic lifestyle of the people of Goworode through awareness programmes on health and social issues, donation of basic necessities such as household items, educational literature, clothing and providing mosquito nets and medicines.
“But more importantly, to run a revival meeting to give them hope and strength in times of despair and uncertainty.
“The concert was a success. I was very happy with the turnout of the singing groups and the audience.
“As a result, we were able to raise more than what we had anticipated.
“It shows that people are serious about supporting God’s business and we give glory to God for the night’s success.
“We would like to make an appeal to individuals, companies and to the general public – especially to the Oro community here in the National Capital District – to support us on this project.”