Members of a house church in Papua New Guinea have taken food to support the staff and students at Raronga Theological Seminary College in Rabaul during the lockdown period.
Elder Ray Tubavai and Sabbath school director Pastor Lua Bobore, who lead the small house church at Kinabot, Kokopo (New Britain New Ireland Mission), organised the group to share food with the college, which is a United Church institution.
President of the theological seminary, Reverend Inosi Ketobwau, and his deputy, Reverend Moses Tahing, said it was a historical event as it was the first time the Adventist Church had visited with food supplies. They were very thankful, believing it was the Lord who inspired the group to visit the college despite the distance and lockdown. They said the kind gesture has created friendship between the Adventists and the college staff and students.
Pastor Bobore responded by saying they would continue to visit the college each year and provide food.
New Britain New Ireland Mission president Pastor Garry Laukei thanked the members of the house church for their ministry that has touched lives.
“I just arrived in New Britain New Ireland Mission three week ago and for me as the president it brought joy to my heart to see this small group house church not only worship during lockdown but are able to do tangible ministry providing food for those who needed it,” Pastor Laukei said.