More than 200 students and staff recently witnessed a change in leadership of the Adventist Students’ Association (ASA) at Kerevat National High School in Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
During the ceremony, the Grade 12 students handed over their leadership roles to the Grade 11 students. The association chaplain lit a candle as part of the formal program. The outgoing president of ASA received it and passed it to the new leaders, symbolising the transfer of leadership. The new leaders pledged to do their best to take the leadership forward, representing the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the government institution.
Students from Sonoma College, University of Natural Resources and Environment, Gaulim College, Kokopo Business College and Chanel College attended the ceremony.
The school administration has encouraged Adventist students to take part in activities on the Sabbath, however they have not participated due to their commitment to God and the Sabbath.
Former teacher and ASA patron Johnathan Ponenge presented a speech at the ceremony, mentioning that “[regardless] of their busy study schedule, the Kerevat Adventist Students’ Association has been very active in church programs and have led students to baptism”.
Seven students have been baptised this year and others have joined the baptismal class.
The ASA is now hard at work preparing students for the PNG for Christ campaign in 2024.