A two-hour drive on rough roads from the house of worship of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) Local Congregation of Lae City, Ecclesiastical District of Australia West, the Ronguku Block, 6 Mile, a community along Kanage Street, Lae City, Papua New Guinea received aid from the Church through an outreach-evangelical mission held there on December 16 and 17, 2021.
On the first day, led by Brother Edmark Velasco, resident ministerial worker, the brethren went from door to door and invited their fellowmen to an evangelical mission on the following day. Later that day, notwithstanding the torrential downpour, the brethren, with the help of the residents, set up a makeshift stage for the evangelical mission that was to take place.
On the day of the evangelical mission, Brother Edmark preached from the Bible the relevance of being in the true Church in attaining salvation on Judgment Day. The residents there, led by their village leaders, approached him right after the evangelical mission and spoke with him.
“They asked me to go back to their place because of their eagerness to know and examine about the doctrines that we uphold inside the Church Of Christ,” Brother Edmark said. Of the guests that day, 21 individuals volunteered to enlist as doctrinal instructees.
As part of the outreach-evangelical mission, Church members handed over care packages to the attendees, as a gesture of goodwill since the pandemic continues to affect even the livelihood of people.
“On behalf of the community, I would like to thank you, Church Of Christ, for coming to us here,” said Jacob Khay, pastor of Pentecostal Church of Papua New Guinea, who also attended.
As of this writing, Covid-19 cases in the entire Papua New Guinea has significantly dropped, with only 38 additional cases. — With reports from INC News Section