Women cook and present gifts to schools

Lae News, Normal

The National, Thursday, May 26th 2011

LUTHERAN women in Lae turned out in numbers at the Redeemer Parish church Hunter Road yesterday and contributed cash and kind to help feed students and teachers in the church’s two seminaries  Martin Luther Seminary in Lae and Lugaweng in Gagidu, Finschhafen district.
Women members from 16 Lutheran parishes from the Lae circuit danced to the beat of  kundu drums carrying items, including food of both garden produce and store goods, cooking utensils, bush knives, grass knives, bedding, pillows, clothing and kitchen knives.
They piled the items on the altar of the Emmanuel Lutheran Day School chapel on Hunter Road.
The 16 groups were divided into three zones with each zone dancing, singing and bringing in their gifts in turns.
The occasion was the thanksgiving day for Geyamsao (Lutheran Christian women) groups which is held randomly to help meet the needs of teachers and students at the seminaries.
Redeemer Parish president Bosing Emas said most students at the seminaries were married with families and sometimes they find the going tough to look after them.
Some of the items would help the teachers.
He said Geyamsao thanksgiving was usually done to help other activities of the church where help was needed.
The gifts collected yesterday would be divided and delivered to the institutions. \