Koiari Park Adventist Secondary School outside of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, witnessed its first baptism on October 7, following a spiritual emphasis week.
With 17 students making the decision, it was a special Sabbath as parents, teachers, church members and administrators witnessed the event and supported Central Papua Conference’s youngest school.
Conference education director Peter Iga commended principal Silas Wagi and his committed teachers and chaplain George Vanua who have been faithful in nurturing the students throughout the year.
Mr Vanua and fellow teachers conduct lunch-hour Bible studies and provide a welcoming haven for students to confide and share the challenges they encounter at home and school. Several other spiritual emphasis events have prepared these students to make their decision.
Each of the students have a special story to tell of how God has touched their lives and how they responded to His love. Attendees were uplifted by the message from officiating minister and district director Pastor Kadasa Damaro, wonderful singing and witnessing the baptism.
Schools in Central Papua Conference have averaged 300 baptisms in the past few years.
On the same Sabbath, Pacific Adventist University and Mt Diamond Adventist Secondary School baptised 16 and six candidates, respectively.