Seventh-day Adventist Church members attending Mission 18 in Awan village, Onga Waffa LLG (Markham district, PNG), built a community water supply in just one week.
Attendees came from as far as Marawaka and Simbari to attend the program.
Funds for the water initiative were collected through offerings and contributions by Adventist churches from across Morobe Province. The project was estimated to cost almost K100,000, but was built at no more than half its estimated cost.
“This kind of project will take a company months to bring to completion, but it took us a week. To God be the glory for the miracle we’ve seen,” said Morobe Mission president Pastor Blasius Managos.
The initiative was launched in 2016, with the first Total Member Involvement (TMI) program held in Salamaua LLG in 2017.
A baptism was also conducted on the Sabbath with 81 candidates from across Morobe Mission.
The program was an initiative of the Morobe Mission aimed at meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of the people. This was the second program of its kind after Mission Salamaua in 2017.
Attendees also witnessed an ordination on the Sabbath: ministers Bairo Kiana, Sam Essau and Max Tola are now full-time pastors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.