April 2023 - Chapel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
First Sabbath Offering
July 12, 2023
Situated east of Indonesia and North of Australia, Papua New Guinea [PNG] is often referred to as one of the world’s last frontiers, the last paradise. It has also often been referred to as the land of the unexpected. PNG is a beautiful country—rich in natural resources, a place where missionaries, medics, and miners go, but tourists rarely visit. As a developing nation with great cultural and linguistic diversity, PNG has over 800 distinct languages, the most languages spoken in any one country in the world!
The Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement was established in 1998 and we praise God that the good news has since spread into many new areas in the northern and highland provinces of the country. Churches and groups have sprung up in many areas where witchcraft and heathen practices existed in the past.
For some years, it was in our brethren’s heart to reach out and establish the work in the southern part of the country. Port Moresby, the capital city of PNG, is in the south and is mainly accessed by air or sea due to the mountainous terrain and lack of good roads. In 2019 a minister was transferred from the north of PNG to the Port Moresby area and a new mission was started to follow up interests and establish the work around the capital.
According to a number of world reviews, Port Moresby is among the most unliveable cities in the world. Theft, holdups and violence are common in this city and our brethren have experienced this personally while carrying God’s work forward there. For the work to successfully go forward, there is a great need of a property in a safe place to build a lighthouse for the Lord in this corner of His vineyard. We realize God’s mercy is great and there are many souls to reach in the closing hours of this earth’s history, even in great cities like Nineveh! We therefore ask you to join us in this work and give generously so this lighthouse can be established and the work go forward. “Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands” (Isaiah 42:12). We pray God will richly bless you!
Your brothers and sisters from the Papua New Guinea South Mission