New NBNI President first visit to West New Britain

06 Mar 2019

Appointed as the new president for New Britain New Ireland Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, taking over leadership from Pr Peter Yambe who has gone for further studies, Pr Danny Philip, is on his first official  on travel and visit in West New Britain Province.

Kove District, having its District Coordinating Committee (DCC) meeting on Sunday 3rd March at Moputu Village gave opportunity for President Pr Danny Philip to travel to Moputu to meet with the Kove District church leaders and elders.  Moputu village is located on the coastal areas of Kove District - Travelling there took a 1 1/2 hour drive from Kimbe to Kandoka village and then 45 mins boat ride to Moputu.

Pr Danny Philip, was accompanied by Communication Director, Ms Carole Cholai, Provincial Area Supervisor, Pr Nelson Gah and Executive Committee Member and Provincial Government Rep, Mr Jimmy Baki. Though the DCC had ended by the time the team went, the Kove District leaders sat on waiting for the arrival of the team.s

Part of email update sent to NBNI Head Office Team:

We (Carole & I) have travelled to Kimbe yesterday morning. Upon our arrival our AS, Pr Gah, took us straight to Kove District and attended their DCC Meeting at Mopute Village (where Pr Julius Divu comes from). They had finished their meeting but just waited for us. Upon arrival Elder Jimmy  Baki did some presentation on Provincial Government’s financial commitments or grants especially to Isu clinic and school and the Hope Radio. Pr Gah promoted mission’s programs such as Matupit 90 celebration, Children Ministry Convention, Discovery Bible Reading, etc. Carole mention Hope FM and its progress. I thanked our local church ministers and pastors, coordinators, leaders, DD, and the entire church at large for the support to the gospel ministry. I also thanked Elder Baki and the Provincial Government for their support to the Adventist Church in WNBP. I also mentioned the challenges of the church reporting system and encouraging them to submit accurate information, the Bible Discovery Reading at their homes, and other important information that churches needed to know and to action them.

The team had a great lovely meal with the church membership before travelling back to Kimbe.

Pr Philip will spend two weeks in West New Britain Province to visit as many of the districts as possible and meet with pastors and church leaders.

Carole Cholai