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June 29, 2022

PNG’s 40th Anniversary Gift from USA

by Vasinatta Yama-EM TV, Port Moresby

As Papua New Guinea is gearing up for the big 40th Independence Celebration, it will receive a gift from the State of Indiana, United States of America.

The priceless gift is a 400 years old King James Version Bible, first printed in English in year 1611 in England.

The trip to USA is in connection with the National Identity and Unity Project which the Parliament Committee has undertaken under the vision to Restore, Reform, and Modernize the National Parliament.

The Speaker will be leading a delegation of six parliamentarians including more than 30 Pastors from a group called Body of Christ. A group made up of Pastors from different denominations around PNG.

The MP’s include:

  • Assistant Speaker, Anton Yangama,
  • Mendi-Munhiu MP, De Kewanu,
  • Kundiawa MPTobias Kulang,
  • Lae MP, Loujaya Kouza, and
  • Southern Highlands Province Governor, William Powi.

Mr Zurenuoc says the Pastors will meet their own cost of travel to receive the Bible.

When the news of the National Unity Project reached the United States, it inspired the State of Indiana to present Papua New Guinea with the Bible.

In 1604, King James of England led a group of priests, professors and scholars of the Oxford and Cambridge Universities to translate it from Latin, Greek, and Hebrew translations into English.

The Bible is now 400 years old. It is one of the three first printed KJV Bible that are currently in existence.

The Bible became the foundation of the Modern English Language, and has influenced the world. It is also the foundation for the Modern Civilization of England, Europe and later America. It is known as the ‘Glory of England’ which spreads across the globe.

The Great Bible, once it is in Papua New Guinea, will be called ‘The National Treasure’. It will be laid with the National Identity Monument in the Grand Hall of the National Parliament.

The official opening of the Monument and the procession of the Bible to the Parliament House will be on 16 September, this year.

The delegation will be leaving for United States this Friday, and will be back on 27 April.


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