21-day fast for APEC

Pentecostal, Evangelical and some mainline churches in the country are organising a 21-day fast and prayer time for the APEC meeting in November.

They are inviting all Christians in the country to join them, just like what they did for the Pacific Games in 2015.

“The churches realise the enormity of APEC and also welcome other church leaders who will be coming,” Pst. Michael Wilson, Body of Christ Deputy Chairman, said.

“The Body of Christ will be calling a 21-day fast and prayer for APEC that will start on 22 October to 12 November, calling on all Christians to rally behind them and pray for APEC.”

The churches that make up the Body of Christ have also welcomed news of US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit for the meeting, in place of President Donald Trump.

“Pence, when he was governor of the state of Indiana, was very instrumental in receiving the former speaker Theo Zurenuoc and his team, including some of the pastors here who went to receive the bible, the historic bible and return it to PNG,” said Rev. Joseph Walters, Body of Christ Chairman.

They also requested if the church leaders would be allowed to personally thank the vice president on his requested visit to see the bible.

“With this regard, we the church leaders would like to see if Mr Pence could visit our National Parliament and with his own eyes, can see the bible physically placed inside the chamber of parliament.

“This is one of our appeal to the Prime Minister and the organisers of APEC, that they will consider asking a very busy man like Mr Pence to make the time available to do a quick visit to the parliament House so he can see the placement of the 400-year-old King James Bible.”

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Sally Pokiton