Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Hundreds participated in a recent “Bereina Mission15” project organised by the Central Papua Conference in Papua New Guinea.
The project lasted for 14 days and its aim was to evangelise using Christ’s method, by ministering directly to the community’s needs.
More than 300 patients were treated each day at the special day clinics run by more than 50 doctors and nurses. More than 30 surgeries were performed and dental services were provided as well as general health checks.
A new maternity ward was built and furnished for Bereina District Health Centre with the assistance of more than 100 skilled carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians and welders.
Local MP Peter Isoaimo officially opened the maternity ward on behalf of the centre. He directed his officers to establish a piece of land in Bereina Station for the Seventh-day Adventist Church so that services such as health and education would continue to be delivered to those in need.
About 800 men, women and young people were involved in “beautifying Bereina”—cutting grass and cleaning up the town each day. Services such as maintenance work for underprivileged members of the community were carried out and domestic duties such as sewing and cooking were taught.
Health presentations also ran each night for the duration of the project.
“The response was overwhelming,” said Pastor Cameron Wari, the Conference’s communication director. “About 1500–2000 people attended these presentations.”
As Ellen White said in Ministry of Healing, “Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then he bade them, ‘Follow Me’.”