Friday, 27 July 2012

Project Basketball Courts

The Central District did a service project at the Hohola Basketball courts. Bro & Sis. Whippy also came along and helped out. The missionaries cleared the court, trimmed the edges and picked up rubbish. Go Central District.

Central District.

Cleaning or standing ?

Elder Koiri cleaning up

Next Stop Rabaul, Kavieng & Karu

President & Sis. Kausfusi along with the AP’s departed for Rabaul on the 25th July. When they arrived the missionaries Elder Timu & Elder Sauvao presented President  & Sis. Kaufusi with a frangipani leu and prepared breakfast and a mumu. President met with Pres. & Sis. Kinga and toured the area. President did a flat inspection as well.  They also met Sis. Leggit a (Tongan member) invited them to the local Kulau lodge for lunch. They also stopped at the market to buy some taro. They departed the same afternoon 5 pm to Kavieng. President & Sis. Kaufusi arrived in Kavieng at around 6:10 pm where two missionaries Elder Seumanutafa and Elder Peni prepared a mumu. They cooked fish with coconut milk and ibika with taro. They explored the area and departed by car to Karu. The journey took about 4 hours,  upon arrival Elders Kauri and Netkens welcomed President & Sis. Kaufusi with a frangipani lei. They met the Clark family and toured their beautiful resort. Bro. & Sis. Clark prepared a delicious lunch and welcomed them with open arms. On the way back to Kavieng they stopped and meet with members. President & Sis. Kaufusi departed Kavieng and arrived back in Port Moresby Friday morning (27 July)

Pres. Kaufusi with Elder Sauvao & Elder Timu

Pres. & Sis. Kinga and their family with the Elders

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi with Sis. Leggit a Tongan member

Ready to board flight to Kavieng

Safe arrival in Kavieng

Elder Peni & Elder Seumanutafa

Elder Netkins & Elder Kauri greet Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi

Group picture

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi met Sis. Clark

Group photo on the beach

On the bridge

Tour around the area

meeting with the missionaries and the Clarks

Meeting the members

More members

Next Stop Wewak, Madang & Lae

President & Sis. Kaufusi  along with the AP’s travelled to Wewak 13-15 July. The members welcomed them with traditional dances and the missionaries also performed the Daru dance. President met with President & Sis. Ambuia and accompanied them down the Sepik River to visit another branch. President & Sis. Kaufusi also travelled to Madang and visited with President & Sis. Hota. President met with the missionaries Elder Zipporo and Elder Burugo. They also stopped over in Lae and met with the members and Elder Ramo & Elder Michael.

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi with some sisters

Some of the members who presented gifts

Ready to board the boat

Eagle Dance

Walking through the village

Elder Ombo, Akere, Rome & Nuku performing the Daru dance

Pres. Kaufusi meeting the members

Elder Rakausolo joining in the dances

On the boat =)

Meeting more members

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi with MadangLae Dis. President & Wife Hota

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi with the Lae Elders, Micheal and Ramo

Putting the Lord first - Elder Will Hopoate

President & Sis. Kaufusi travel to Mt. Hagen

The 2nd stop in Mission Tour was to Mt. Hagen. President & Sis. Kaufusi along with the AP's travelled to Mt. Hagen. They visited the nearly completed chapel in banz, complete with Missionary Living quarters. The saints welcomed Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi and had a short meeting before they departed. They also stopped near at the markets to buy some delicious fruits. They arrived back the same afternoon. One little mishap occurred while in Mt. Hagen the mission camera went missing. The AP's then found out that the G4S security had taken the camera. Luckily with a lot of prayers and help from the Mt. Hagen missionaries the camera was returned. Another great miracle.

Departure to Mt. Hagen

Bro. Tuigamala meets, Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi

The saints welcome Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi

Pres. Kaufusi hugs a member

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi and the leaders

The members

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi speaks to the members

The members in front of the Minj Chapel

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi with the Mt. Hagen Zone

The newly completed chapel in Banz

Missionary quarters

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi in front of the old Banz Chapel

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Farewell Elder Reddy & Ah Chong

Sunday 22nd July, Elder Reddy & Elder Ah Chong departed back to their home countries, as they honourably completed 2 years as a Full-time Missionary in the Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Mission. Elder Reddy travelled back to Fiji, and Elder Ah Chong travelled to Samoa. We will miss them greatly, and goodluck in their future endeavours.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi kick start their Mission Tour

Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi have officially started their Mission Tour with their first stop to Goroka. Bro. Paul Whippy with the AP's Elder Rakausolo and Tago accompanied Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi to Nomba and visited the saints and also meet with the Missionaries there.


Pres. & Sis. Kaufusi ready to board the aircraft


Saints in Nomba

Meeting with the Goroka Missionaries
Elder Borune, Gibson, Lemisio, Meongo, Baatjes