The church congregation young and old packed large plastic bags and bales of Christmas goodies from the church grounds at Goilanai and loaded them onto the Minister’s Fraternal truck to be transported to the hospital.
As soon as they arrived they sorted all the bags and bales to be delivered to the various wards.
The distribution began from the Labour Ward with the women sharing the word of God in devotion and praying for the mothers before delivering the bags to them.
Most of the items in the bags and bales were given from a faith based Destiny Opp Shop.
The daughter of the Destiny Shops, owner, Paulyn Wame, were on hand to see for herself the distribution of the items donated by the business.
Wame said that all the items were given by her mother’s business as a ministry where the Alotau AOG Church was used to distribute to the Alotau General Hospital.
She said that the items were mostly stuffed toys, clothes, linen, mattresses and sleeping bags.
She also said that there was a very special presentation she brought from Australia to be shared to the Alotau mothers.
“There are knitted blankets by mothers from the Gold Coast, Australia that my mother collected and I brought to include in the presentation tonight,” she added.
She also added that Destiny has a mission to helping PNG children.
Destiny has shops in Port Moresby. Kimbe, Lae and Alotau.
Meanwhile, Alotau AOG Pastor Isaiah said this was the very first time that the church was involved in a very large scale presentation to the hospital.
There was a distribution by Destiny to the hospital last year however not on such a large scale as this.
The church congregation also used the opportunity to share God’s word with the patients and guardians.
Picture: Paulyn Wame with her helper outside the Alotau General Hospital Labour Ward