A major “cleanathon” took place throughout the Western Highlands Mission (WHM) on February 5 as part of a series of community events leading up to the PNG for Christ 2024 event, which General Conference president Pastor Ted Wilson will attend.
More than 6000 Adventists wore their Adventist Community Services yellow uniforms to the streets and areas around their provinces, cleaning the community. Many spots known to be rubbish sites in the main township area were cleaned out.
This is the first time such a significant clean up initiative has taken place simultaneously across five different provinces in the Upper Highlands Area, including Jiwaka, Western Highlands, Southern Highlands, Enga, Hela and North Fly District. In Porgera, Enga Province, the mining company Porgera Joint Venture donated gloves and rubbish bags.
This major cleanup will be followed by quarterly “cleanathons” scheduled for each province, including the provincial launch programs of the PNG for Christ event. The event, which was set for 2020 but postponed due to COVID-19, will now take place in May 2024.