Many people gathered to witness the dedication of Boroi Seventh-day Adventist Church in Madang, Papua New Guinea, on September 1.
People came from as far as Madang Town and sister churches around Bogia district and from other denominations within the district. Among the crowd were government representatives, including the president of the Yawar local-level government.
The service was led by Madang Manus Mission president Pastor Garry Laukei, who was assisted by Mission CFO Nelson Karis and volunteer coordinator Kenneth Kuas.
In his presentation, Pastor Laukei thanked the members of Boroi church for their dedication, sacrifice and time building the church. It took members 19 years to complete the building, which is the first and biggest permanent church in Bogia district.
A special part of the day was the baptism of 43 people. A further 63 people took their stand for Jesus to be baptised in the future.