A groundbreaking ceremony, a church dedication and a baptism were celebrated in the Eastern Highlands Simbu Mission (Papua New Guinea) recently.
District pastors and invited guests gathered yesterday (October 14) for a groundbreaking ceremony for Bata Adventist church in Goroka. The original church was built in 2014 out of bush materials; now a permanent structure is set to be built.
District director Pastor Paul Katope prayed over the project and local church pastor Min Misek Komiloko cut the ribbon and broke the ground, signalling the start of the work.
Pastor Katope also took part in the dedication of Samanu Three Adventist church in Bena District last Thursday (October 11). He prayed over the church and officially cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the building. The celebrations continued on the Sabbath (October 13) when 23 people were baptised. Following the baptism an appeal was made and a further 20 people stood up, committing to follow Jesus.