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BCT A GIFT FROM THE LORD

by | Sep 28, 2021 | What CRMF Does

“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. Psalms 16:6. (HCSB) Tok Pisin version says; “Mi kisim olgeta gudpela samting long yu tasol, ol dispela samting I gudpela tru”

The basic computer training is seen as a gift from the Lord by the EBC pastors and participants at the recent training held at Kugark Station. CRMF has been delivering this basic skills training for the last eight years based on the Scriptures from Ephesians 4:11 – 12 And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ.”

The participants were so happy because they understood that the Lord has prepared a gift for them in this age of technology. The general expression by them was that their normal habit of getting help from the stationary shops for typing and printing is over! They now have the knowledge to plan and monitor their administrative and ministry work, thanks to the Lord who is a giver of all good gifts. Indeed, as confirmed in Psalms 16:6, the timing to have this training is the Lord’s timing and gifting to prepare his workers for ministry.

Lina Tomagau training the participants on basic computer skills.

For the CRMF facilitators, it was their first time to deliver a basic computing course to the EBC pastors in JIWAKA as a province. Most of these Pastors have heard a lot about CRMF but have not had direct contact before to an CRMF person.
One of the Pastor share how CRMF HF Radio communication saved his two young children in a Medivac during his early years of ministry in a remote place. He went on to express his gratitude to the Lord for such a unique ministry to save lives through communication and this time through this training via technology to enhance the spread of the Gospel.
The theological sense of utilising technology to save lives is easily being realised by the Churches and mission organisations in Papua New Guinea. A thought-provoking question was asked by Timothy Gaiser, to paint a picture that if Jesus was here today, he would use a laptop to do his ministry.

CRMF continues to make an impact as technology for the Church in this area of equipping and training Pastors and ministry leaders for ministry in today’s world.

Timothy Gaiser from EBC

EBC Church in Papua New Guinea is one of the few churches that have seen the season of change in our country and have engaged CRMF to assist.

They continue to be one of our key partners in using technology for ministry thus assisting CRMF in promoting the use of technology by the Church.

As facilitators in this training, we were glad to deliver this training to pastors, Seket office workers, Sunday School Co-ordinators and teachers of Girls Training Centre (GTC). All expressed their eagerness to learn more through their representative on graduation day that; “one week was not sufficient for them.”

CRMF Trainee Technician, Ismael Doroware with EBC Kainantu IT support person,Benjamin Wagi and CRMF Tek Min manager and facilitator, Caine Ruruk.

We continue to be humbled by the hunger from the Pastors to learn basic computer skills for ministry.

All ministry workers everywhere in Papua New Guinea know that basic computer training is a must for all their workers. As expressed by the 29 participants that attended; “We have had enough of queuing at bookshops for administrative assistance.”

Most of them expressed that they want to be confident and in control of what they do in their administrative roles and as preachers in ministry. In our previous training a certain Pastor expressed his control in this manner. “I have been writing my sermons and letting others type it for me for my sermon on Sunday. However, this basic computing course has assisted me to type my own sermon, and most importantly, I now can deliver my sermon fresh because no one has typed it for me!”

He concluded by saying that he was delivering second hand sermons because his preparations were being hijacked by those who typed for him, they knew his sermon before he took the pulpit.

Our important role as “Technology for the Church” continues to be assisting pastors and ministry workers become confident and in control of their services to the Lord.

Special thank you to Benjamin Wagi, the EBC Kainantu IT support person who assisted the team in delivering this training.