Lutheran's from parts of the Highlands, Momase and the Niugini Islands all braved the Madang seas to get to Karkar for the Synod.
The Synod is the highest decision making body of the Lutheran Church.
Every two years church elders hold synod's to discuss issues within the organization.
The Prime Minister is a Lutheran; he says his government will support synod's because churches have vital roles in rural community that the government cant reach.
Prime Minister O'neil was on Karkar to open the synod on Monday. He pledged K500,000 for the Synod to be held in 2016 in Finchaffen.
During the synod, speaker of the Parliament and FinchaffenMP Theo Zurenoc who came under immense criticism over the removal of artifacts last month proposed to