By DUNCAN WILLIS
THANKSGIVING is the occasion in which Christians give gifts to God.
“He deserves all our attention,” chairman of Morobe United church circuit William Maha said.
“We must strive to do more for God in our circuit as we face new challenges brought by the ever changing modern life style.”
Mr Maha made this remarks during the annual Morobe circuit United church thanksgiving ceremony last Sunday in which more than K110,000 was raised.
The ceremony was attended by the Malaita, Cassowary, Taraka, Unitech, and Ramu United church elders.
Wau Bulolo and Finschhafen congregations were unable to make it.
Mr Maha said there were calls for more work to be done in taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to new borders and in order to achieve that, resources were needed.
“I urge the regional office and our circuit to look at establishing opportunities for our young men and women to be appropriately equipped to go out on the mission field,” he said.
Mr Maha also highlighted the need to establish a residence for the superintendent minister because the circuit had not been able to build one yet.
The event also saw the farewell of Rev Raka Aiga of Malaita United church who will be leaving for Port Moresby to take up his new duty as urban region secretary of the church.
Mr Maha thanked Rev Aiga, saying that even though he was sad that at the departure, he was happy that the minister would be taking up a higher position.
Rev Aiga said he had gained experience in the circuit and was thankful to the church.
“I want to thank all church members for their support because I have learnt many new things serving for the last three years here,” he said.