PNG churches fundraising for Hope

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Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Churches in the Western Highlands Mission (WHM) of Papua New Guinea have raised more than 163,500 kina ($A77,782) for the downlinking and retransmitting of HopeChannel to their region.

We thank our members for their commitment to this project and for being a part of the team for winning souls for Jesus.

Three churches (Hagen, Ialibu and Wabag) began their fundraising efforts in July, with Wabag raising more than K131,720.

“We thank our members for their commitment to this project and for being a part of the team for winning souls for Jesus,” said WHM president Pastor Peter Oli.

The fundraising efforts will continue as the church looks to start building broadcasting towers in the Mission’s seven provincial headquarters. Two of these sites already have towers but their equipment is in need of an upgrade.

Church leaders in Hagen are negotiating with the national broadcaster in a bid to share a broadcasting tower.

Pastor Oli said the broadcasting project will have a major impact on the church and its mission.

“First and foremost it will boost our evangelism endeavours,” he said. “It will help us target high profile and wealthy individuals in the urban areas who are often shut out and away from our open air crusades.”

Pastor Oli said HopeChannel will also play a part in “nurturing our ever growing membership.”

“It will definitely provide relief for our pastors with multiple churches, as well as our congregations without an assigned pastor.”