The generous gift of a fully fitted out and staffed radio station will allow Adventists in Papua New Guinea’s Western Highlands Province to share the gospel with their region.
The Niugini Frontiers Laity Association erected a double complex building at Mount Hagen, purchased radio equipment worth more than K300,000 ($A127,000), provided a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser, fully staffed the radio station with technical people and presented everything to leaders of the Western Highlands Mission (WHM). Local technicians claim that the airwaves will reach six provinces in the Highlands.
Maberly FM 89.1 is named after Pastor Frank Maberly, the first president of the WHM. The current president, Pastor Allen Akili, gladly received the gift and expressed his appreciation to Niugini Frontiers for a job well done.
Visiting international guest speaker Pastor Doug Batchelor officially prayed and dedicated the station to the glory and honour of God. During Pastor Batchelor’s camp meeting preaching series in Mount Hagen (March 21 – April 4), the new radio station as well as public broadcaster NBC was used to share the message as widely as possible.
Tears of joy were in the eyes of Niugini Frontiers members during the official opening speeches as their association secretary Elizah Hon recalled the hardships faced to make the dream of the radio station a reality. The association’s president Mr John Kerewa and vice president Mr Wako Napaso described the radio station as their baby and said they will stand behind WHM to see that the radio station continues to grow to maturity and reach the rest of PNG.