97 students baptised at Adventist school
Goroka, Papua New Guinea
Kama Adventist Primary School in Eastern Highlands Province witnessed the baptism of 97 students as a result of conducting Bible study classes throughout the year.
The male and female students were aged between 12 and 16 years.
“This is an historic moment for Adventist Education especially at the primary school level and we praise God for this,” Papua New Guinea Union Mission (PNGUM) Associate Education secretary Yoba Dame said.
“PNGUM has been working with schools on the school evangelism program to promote special character through spiritual development and we are pleased to see an overwhelming result at Kama Adventist Primary.”
Early in 2015, the school placed an emphasis on knowing and experiencing Christ in their Bible study classes. As a result, 97 students made a decision to be baptised.
In October 2015, the school held a week of meetings, culminating in the baptism on the Sabbath. It was an emotional moment for parents as they witnessed their young children making their stand for God. Some students came from non-Adventist backgrounds and faced challenges getting their parents to agree to their decision to be baptised into the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The school has more than 1000 students and 22 teachers. It is located within the vicinity of Goroka town and caters for people from across the country as well as other denominations.
Each year the school places an emphasis on effective Bible study classes as they believe children make decisions every day and should be guided into making a decision to give their lives to Christ.