The Ted Wilson Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, recently welcomed 36 new members through baptism at the conclusion of a prophecy seminar held from April 23 to June 3.
Phym Koge, associate senior elder at the local church, presented the seminar themed “God’s Final Call Before Probation Closes”. The central message urged attendees to commit their lives to Christ.
With surrounding communities wrestling with drug use issues, the seminar aimed to deliver messages of hope and salvation. Special emphasis was placed on sharing personal stories that resonated with young adults in the region.
Despite challenges like heavy rain, the event was well attended and marked the church’s second large-scale evangelistic meeting.
“There were concerns about the pandemic affecting people’s ability to attend, but it did not stop the participants,” said Pastor Gershom Luke, Ted Wilson Memorial Church senior pastor.
According to Pastor Luke, the message of hope presented each night brought comfort and optimism during the present uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other social issues.
At the end of the two-week meeting, 36 people were baptised by Pastor Luke and Pastor Moris Mania, Silver Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church senior pastor.
Looking ahead, Pastor Luke stated, “We are planning another big evangelistic meeting at our branch in the Moutaun Community, where currently there is no Adventist church.” Lay evangelist elder Carl Jack has been invited to speak at the two-week program, scheduled from August 13 to 26 this year. The church also plans to expand its physical space to accommodate the newly baptised members and future converts.