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Papua New Guinea

Bible will guide students, says school head

BY NATALIE CHOLOHEI

STUDENTS and teachers of Huonville Primary School have received versions of King James Bibles.

The Baptist International Mission Inc. (BIMI) has again distributed 1764 bibles to the school aimed to encourage students to know more about the word of God.

Huonville Primary School head teacher Willie Vilakiva, said the bibles are fitting for quality education of a student through knowing the word of God.

“We have been preaching for quality education in our school which we have also set 80 per cent benchmark and for that to come to reality, we need the word of God.

“Every student, every child needs the word of God, and I am thankful BIMI has made this a reality for the students,” he said.

He said with the government’s call to make Christian Religious Education a core subject in schools, the Bibles would formed the basis of the students’ better understanding of the Bible scriptures.

Baptist International Mission Inc. (BIMI) Bible project coordinator Charlie Hangiri, said the plan of distributing Bibles to all the schools is to allow the students to develop religious relationship with God as they grow up.

“The Bibles are designed in a way that will help them know God as their personal savior thus be better citizens in the communities they live in,” Mr Hangiri said.

BIMI through its members at the Haven for Rest Baptist church have been going around distributing over 40,000 Bibles to schools in 2017 and almost 30,000 copies this year.

The organisation has distributed to schools in Mumeng, Wau, Finschhafen, Sialum and Lae with plans to reach other districts in 2019.

Mr Hangiri said they are looking at secondary, primary and technical schools and elementary schools will soon benefit.

“We have not given out the Bibles to elementary schools, because of geographical locations but we will work something out,” he said.

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