Bougainville host church events

The Autonomous region of Bougainville has been the host of two major church events mainly for the United church and the Revival centers.

The United Church celebrated its centenary in Siwai and people from all over Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands participated.

The Revival centers held a pilgrimage in Arawa town with representations from all over PNG in attendance.

Today the catholic will have there’s, when the statue of our lady of Fatima arrives.

The events of the Revival and United churches of PNG lasted for two weeks in which a lot of participants were first timers here on Bougainville.

First timers from East New Brittan told Loop PNG that they really enjoyed the stay on Bougainville especially in the south in Siwai and Buin when they were taken on excursions.

A pastor who wishes to remain anonymous said they have proved a lot of rumors wrong about Bougainville and its people.

“When I was preparing to come with my delegation to Buka, they told us not to come as we might be shot at by the BRA,” he said.

“But when we berthed at the Buka wharf, we were greeted with smiles, hugs and handshakes, and during the celebrations in Siwai we were never hungry,” the pastor said.

Peterson Tseraha