Glory be to God for the great blessings and victories on the series of World Missions Conferences in Papua New Guinea last week of July at Calvary Baptist Church in Lae, and Bethany Baptist Mission in Tensiti. While the conference at Morata Baptist Church in Port Moresby was called-off in deference to the mourning of the family and Church members due to the prior sudden Saturday evening’s death of mam Priscilla Tako, the simple memorial service was somehow an encouragement in tribute to the faithful legacy of the Pastor’s wife. We thank God for, and rejoice on the blessed fruits, among others, of a delegate Pastor Jeremiah Honk from Mount Hagen who signified God’s call upon him to be a Missionary to Africa. The delegation of Pastors in the conference have rallied behind, and committed to help him fulfill God’s call the soonest, and even assist in availing the use of ABC facility.
We praise God as well for the blessings of the 3rd Bethany Mission anniversary in Tensiti, outskirt of Lae along with its 3rd World and Jewish Missions Conference. Even as a Mission work of a little over 50 members hip, they have consistently supported some 35 Missionaries using ABC facility, 10 Missionaries to the Jews, and even some national Missionaries in PNG. We thank God and commend the good example, testimony, and influence of our Bethany Mission work led by Missionary Elajah Rapada. We praise God and rejoice as well for one of the members, Bro. Jude Pokopia, who surrendered for Missions with the preparations of studying in our LDWBC Christian College/Baptist Bible College here in Bethany. He is the son of our very supportive member, Bro. Sidia Pokopia, who with wife Sis. Regina and family, are greatly used of the Lord in the furtherance of the work.
Thank you my dear brethren for your sustained prayers, cooperation, and full support. Yesterday, August 04 marked my 44th year as member of Bethany family, having been saved in the last week of July, and baptized on August 04, 1974. What a blessing to be a part of His Church, Christ’s representative body in reaching the lost World with the Gospel of salvation. We CONTINUE on in God’s Design, Direction, and Declaration for the Church, lifting up, displaying, and proclaiming the Truth in our community and beyond!
All By God’s Grace and For God’s Glory!
Pastor Gerry Nable