Sambio church organized and dedicated
From right Pastor Blasius Managos (President of Morobe Mission), Elder Augustine Guwai and church pastor of Sambio church Pr. Elijah Tawasen holding up their recognition of church dedication certificate.
Bulolo District of Morobe Mission organized and dedicated the first of 12 company churches in the district on the 7th and 8th October in Sambio Village. 12 candidates were baptised to celebrate the historical event for the Sambio church.
Sambio church was established 35 years ago in 1982 when late Guwai Tep who was converted into the Adventist faith in Bulolo, he then introduced his faith to his village in Sambio.
Sambio church, like all other Adventist churches upon their first establishment has endured through many hardships especially as the area is Lutheran dominant area. Through God's grace, Sambio church has grown over the years with the good care and guidance of Bulolo as the only organized church until its organizing on the 7th of October, 2017.
Local mission President Pastor Blasius Managers and the Mission Secretary Pastor Kua Nugai officiated the program, also present were other mission representatives as well as other former pastors of Sambio church. A three week long evangelistic and revival meeting was conducted by the District pastor and his church pastors to compliment the organising and dedication of the church.
The baptismal service followed right after the organising of the church. The 12 candidates who were baptized are the first fruit of the newly organized church of Sambio.
The following day the 8th of October, Sambio Seventh-day Adventist church as an organized church opened and dedicated its newly built church building for its members to worship in. Present to open the church building was also the Local Level Government council and other community representative.
It was a great blessing for the Adventist church members both in Sambio and the surrounding villages and the Mission Mission as a whole.