Port Moresby program fills stadium

The crowd raised their hands to an appeal from Pastor Ted Wilson.

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The day before PNG for Christ officially started, more than 7000 people packed out Sir John Guise Stadium in the nation’s capital, Port Moresby.

After a day of meeting parliamentarians and the countries leaders, General Conference president, Ted Wilson was now speaking to ordinary Papua New Guineans, who packed out the small stadium.

Aside from those in the stadium, more than 3000 viewers tuned in to the livestream.

Hosted by CPC church members Fiona Gano and Russel Woruba, Papua New Guinea Union Mission president Pastor Malachi Yani welcomed everyone to the stadium, including the dignitaries and attendees.

“I praise God for all that he has done for the church in this country,” said Pastor Yani.

The opening song, “I Will Go” was specially composed and sung by the 9 Mile Adventist Youth Ministry choir.

Pastor Ted Wilson preached on the passage in Isaiah 6 and asked the members to dedicate themselves to inviting and supporting the PNG for Christ programs.

Quoting from Evangelism p599, Pastor Wilson told the crowd “We claim little when we might claim much because there is no limit to the promises of God.”

The program was held before the official launch of the evangelistic series, which meant Adventists from around the Central Papua Conference could attend before they began their local series. The program served to rally and encourage Adventist membership but the community also took notice. In one post being shared by many on social media, a woman by the name of Dephney Valor Pukienei, claimed that, although she was not an Adventist, this program was good for PNG. “I believe that ethnic, linguistic and denominational diversity, along with redeemed aspects of culture, are positive factors that contribute to the health and growth of God’s kingdom,” she said.

PNG Prime Minister James Marape and a number of other MPs attended.

For more highlights from the PNG for Christ program head to the #weRtheCHURCH YouTube channel.

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