Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea
History was made for the Church in Papua New Guinea when 16 ministers were ordained at the end of a workers’ meeting at Kimininga, according to the Western Highlands Mission (WHM).
More than 400 workers, including pastors, missionaries, Volunteers In Action missionaries, private sponsored missionaries, Adventist teachers and health workers, attended the week-long meeting from April 3 to 9. The theme was “Recapturing our Vision for Mission”, with presentations by Papua New Guinea Union Mission (PNGUM) secretary Pastor Blasius Managos, PNGUM ministerial secretary Pastor Benjamin Kola, PNGUM Family Life and Partners in Ministry director Dr Agnes Kola and officers of the WHM.
The facilitators urged the workers to be ”leaders of change” to implement the strategic plan of the mission. Pastor Managos took the ordination service and encouraged the workers and church members who attended to be a living testimony to others and present to the dying world that Jesus is coming very soon.
Pastor Kola offered the ordination prayer for the new pastors. WHM secretary Malachi Yani and stewardship director Gaza Asitore were among those ordained.