PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare attended Nela Seventh Day Adventist church at Lata, Santa Cruz, on Sabbath 13th June.
Nela Church elder John Peter Peniop described the fellowship as a ‘rare privilege.’
“The Prime Minister’s worship visit will go down in the history of this church as the first time a Prime Minister of this country visited and worshipped with us,” he said.
Welcoming the Prime Minister to Nela SDA Church, Peniop said “what is more is that you did not only come to worship with us but become God’s mouth piece in delivering His word.”
Elder Peniop said church leaders knew well that the Prime Minister is on government business but decided to submit their informal request anyway knowing that Sogavare is not only the Prime Minister but an elder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Acknowledging the welcome, Prime Minister Sogavare thanked the leadership of Nela Seventh Day Adventist Church for the invitation.
“The number one duty of all Christians is to obey the great commission to go forth and make disciples,” Sogavare added.
He said in the church of God, the only protocol that matters is that of God.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church is one of the best organized denominations in the world. Leadership even at remote areas must continue the trend.
The Prime Minister encouraged church members of Nela to make it their habit to read the bible.
He thanked the congregation for always keeping the government in their prayers.
“The COVID 19 free status now is the result of all of your prayers,” he said.
Prime Minister Sogavare contributed $10, 000 to the church and pledged additional support to complete Nela Church.
He encouraged the church to keep up the good work.
“There is no work more important than spreading the Gospel to all the world as a witness before the end of time.”