August was a month in which many people made decisions for eternity thanks to meetings conducted at Morata Two Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Central Papua Conference.
Immediately after the Papua New Guinea government declared lockdown for the country, church elder Nathan Luso began a small cell group house near his home. People convened for worship for a few months until five people made the decision to be baptised. Now, a few months later, the group has grown to the size of a church plant and land has been cleared to build a church building.
Final-year theology student Justin Kundalin was involved in running meetings for the small group and says he has learned three important lessons:
- No circumstance is powerful enough to stop people from making decisions for eternity. Even during lockdown, people made the decision because nothing can stop the work of the Holy Spirit.
- For many people, COVID-19 has been a blessing in disguise. In PNG, it has been an opportunity to evangelise to the community.
- Never underestimate the power of a small group. This all began with the small group that Elder Nathan Luso began which, as a result, will soon become a church.