Motuans come together to mark Repentance Day

Hundreds of Motuans gathered at Vabukori Village in Port Moresby today to mark National Day of Repentance.

The solemn assembly was organised by the Motu-Koitabu Indigenous Prayer Network (MKIPN).

People travelled as far as Gaire, Tubuserea, Papa and Pari to join Vabukori villagers and the surrounding communities like Taikone and Kilakila, as well as United Church members within the city.

The ceremony began with the blowing of the trumpet and went on to the reading of scriptures, explanation of the Covenant, public reading and repentance of the Ten Commandments.

There was a release of blessing over the nation, city and the land and over the seven mountains of influence.

The seven influences are arts and entertainment, business and commerce, church ministries and religion, media, education, family and the Government.

MKIPN member and Evangelism Explosion Ministry PNG national director, Pamela Amini, said people in these communities have come together to observe this day and be still before the Lord in repentance.

Amini said it’s not a celebration but repentance.

“Repentance is important for us because we have made all the mistakes and we can never reverse them but through repentance, it gives us a new direction and new path.

“This time gives us that opportunity for our people to gather in this place and it’s a solemn assembly to come before God and repent,” Amini said.

The people made a public declaration on the Word of God, to work together to build the House of the Lord, and to pray according to God’s will for a God-fearing government.

Quintina Naime