BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
A Mothers Union group from Northwest Choiseul constituency’s only Anglican community, Pupuku community will for the first time travel out of the province to Isabel province and are thankful for their Member of Parliament, Connelly Sandakabatu for his support.
On August 16, the six member group received $5000 from Sandakabatu that will assist them when they travel to Buala to celebrate with other Mothers Union members Isabel Diocese’s Mothers Union’s 100th anniversary.
Whilst addressing the group, Sandakabatu told them that mothers are the center and entity in the family and without them the church will not grow.
“You are the eyes, the ears, the mouth and the nourishment of our children and if I can help you the little I have I think that is the best way to grow the church. The best place to grow the church is through Mothers Union,” he said.
Pupuku Mothers Union group leader, Ms Joanah Kanakolo said they are thankful for his support and would not be where they are without him.
“I want to say thank for the assistance you have given us. Although we are a small community you accepted our request,” she said.
Chief of Pupuku community, Abraham Siro also thanked Sandakabatu and commended him for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and see them.
He mentioned that despite Pupuku being a small Anglican community under the Diocese of Isabel, they have a responsibility for the diocese and for the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM).
Members of the Pupuku Mothers Union group told Island Sun that they are very excited to go to Isabel province and are really looking forward to the trip which they will make later this month.