The National, Thursday July 26th, 2012
By AGNES FIFI UKI
HUNDREDS of Christians gathered at Jackson Airport, in Port Moresby, yesterday to welcome renowned television evangelist John Carter, who arrived from the United States.
Carter, an evangelist with the Seventh-day Adventist church, is making his second visit to Papua New Guinea and was accompanied by wife, Beverley, first secretary Javier Tiraino, and Tiraino’s wife, Susie.
Adult Sabbath school leader from the Korobosea SDA church, Clifford Rivoriro said Carter would be ministering on the theme “Amazing discoveries” in Port Moresby for two weeks starting tomorrow at the Sir John Guise Stadium, from 6pm to 9pm.
Rivoriro said thousands of SDA church members from throughout the country were looking forward to attending and were flying into the capital city.
He said Carter’s message to the people would be to shift their mindset from politics and focus on God.
Rivoriro said the teaching sessions were free and transport would be provided for those interested in attending.
The church’s youth ambassador Path Finders Adventurers welcomed Carter with songs and presented him with a bilum.
“This is one of the best times I have ever had in the world,” he said.
Carter told the people that he had met a good looking man when he was a small boy and that angel told him he would be a missionary. He said there were many discoveries that would be revealed through the Gospel in his teaching sessions. Central Papua Conference SDA church communication director Pastor Cameron Wari said Carter first visited the country in 1981.
“We are privileged to have him a second time,” he said.
He said Carter was an Australian but a US citizen and was a renowned television preacher who had gone to Russia 30 times to preach the Gospel there.