THE GIVING PAGE
After a short ride from the airstrip, we warmly welcome by the chairman and the vice chairman with a small group of Sunday school children with balloons and flower laces for us at Page Local Church.
During the welcome reception and light lunch, we were told that the other expected visitors (political) did not arrive as planned.
The fellowship started off by medical workers as ministry group ministering to the spiritual needs of the Balimo Hospital patients. This fellowship grew bigger and could not continue in the hospital premises and was eventually moved to its present location.
I thank the Lord for the opportunity to use slides to preach as they have been taught during the week and to see it being used on a Sunday was a good lesson for them, they saw the potential of power point and its effectiveness to preach the Gospel.
I was later told that this was the first time that children did not move around during the sermon. It was a new experience for everybody and all glory to God for the presenting the Gospel in a new way. They all realized the importance of using the power point slides to preach to today’s generation.
When we actually arrived for the training a lot of people were actually surprised that we did eventually arrived for the training.
Secondly, the team went ahead to bought a new generator after I explained that due to a large number of participants and Covid 19 spacing regulation, I would be happy to teach a total of three classes. The night sessions had town power but the day classes would certainly need power from the generator. To the amazement of the leadership team, when the chairman went to ask the Asian Businessmen for the generator, he just let them have a brand-new generator with an agreement for payments to be done later at their own time.
When the rest of equipment arrived on Tuesday, we were able to completed the setup of the training venue and were able to kick off the basic computing training.
The biggest surprise for the participants was that they were going to use laptops for training! All this time they were thinking they were going to be trained without computers use.
The graduation and the presentation of certificates was done on Friday as the rest of the country was observing Remembrance Day. The Master of Ceremony Mr Norie Kutika pointed out that it was indeed a good Remembrance Day for Page local Church to have hosted such a training.