The work of churches in settlement areas continues to play a critical role throughout the country.
The notorious 9 Mile area of Port Moresby has seen a gradual decline in criminal activities over the past five years, thanks primarily to the work of 12 different denominations that have been playing a critical role in changing mindsets through spiritual programs.
Yesterday, residents of the settlement area witnessed the opening of a new Seventh Day Adventist church building. The church was built at a cost of K1.4 million.
Speaking prior to the ribbon cutting, Central Papua Conference President, Pastor Kove Tau, said the church is a light and a place for men and God.
“When there is a church, people will gather and worship,” Pastor Tau said.
The church was built through the generous contributions of individuals, church fundraisers and the Central Papua Conference.
It took four years to build the church with local manpower.
Former Central Papua President, Pastor Tony Kemo, was given the honour of cutting the ribbon and unveiling the church plaque.