This is the view from the back of our church in Kamkumung during our service this morning. Yes, that is Ian standing way up at the front there! Today was a day that brings much joy to the work here. Some 12 people--9 women and 3 men--professed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and became members of the Reformed Church of Papua New Guinea at Kamkumung. All praise be to God as He has been working in their lives to bring them to this point. In December of 2006 the Lord opened the door for us to begin working in Biwat Compound where they live. It has been a blessing to witness them mature and grow in their faith and knowledge of the Word since that time. We pray that this will continue! May they grow even closer to Him, until the day of our Lord Jesus!
Here are 3 of the 12. This is Agnes, standing in the middle and holding her daughter Leane, and with her other two daughters, Annie and Alosinda.
Agnes' husband and other daughter also joined the church today, as well as Annie's husband! The mother, Agnes, shared with us that this morning they had gathered together as a family and said to one another that now that they're members, this doesn't mean that they can become lax in their faith and commitment to the church. On the contrary, now they have even more of a responsibility to remain true to the commitment they made today before Christ and many witnesses. Agnes and her husband, Andrew have also decided that they will make a point to support some of the young people who professed their faith today,and whose parents are not Christians. We were so encouraged to hear that! Please pray for these 12 people, that they may be and remain strong witnesses for the Lord. Please also pray for all the people of Biwat Compound for there are many still living in darkness.