40 Years Of Foursquare in Enga

Foursquare Church in Enga Province is celebrating 40 years in September 2019 with a four-day extravaganza.

Rev. Timothy Tipitap was a founding pastor in Enga Province.  He, along with Pastor Siki Arlo, planted the Foursquare movement in their home province in 1979. Rev. Tipitap now serves as President of the Foursquare Gospel Church of PNG and as the South Pacific Regional Representative on the Foursquare Global Council.

“We are very excited to be celebrating forty years of Foursquare in Enga,” Tipitap said. “In Forty years we have been able to impact Enga with approximately 75 Foursquare churches. Our goal is to continue planting churches into the most remote areas of the province. ”

The celebration will take place 16-19, September 2019 at the Foursquare Secondary School grounds in Kumbas, Wapenanmanda District. Foursquare members and the public are welcome to join them for the celebration. The celebration will include speeches from various dignitaries, worship services and the presentation of Gospel messages by a variety of speakers…and of course, the best food Enga province has to offer.

Plan now to attend.

Ps. Magi Goro Promoted to Heaven

Pastor Magio Goro, Foursquare pastor, church planter, Southern Region Supervisor and NEC member died suddenly Sunday, June 30 while preaching at his home church in Bushwara, Port Moresby. The following announcement was put out by his family and church.

Pastor Magi Goro
06th March 1963 to 30th June 2019
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants” Psalm 116: 15

The following statement is issued on behalf of the immediate family of Pastor Magi Goro, his leadership team of the Bushwara Foursquare Gospel Church, its family, congregation and the Bushwara Community.

It is with a profound sense of sadness and thankfulness that we announce the passing of our beloved Dad “Paps” – Pastor Magi Goro. Sadness that he has left such a gaping hole in our lives as individuals and a collective family in Christ, and thankfulness that we were privileged to be blessed with and through his life.

Pastor Magi died practicing a motto he has always stressed – Preach the Gospel in a Practical Way – and he was called home to glory on the 30th of June 2019 while preaching on our pulpit, one of the last of some 200 or more churches he planted.

Words cannot sufficiently express how thankful we are to God for the life of Pastor Magi. He was a humble servant with a big heart, a devoted husband to Pastor Debbie, loving father to Harry & Stephanie, George & Lisa, Grace & Perry, Mathis, Goro, and Corrie-Joy. He was also a very doting grandfather to Judy Anne, twins Debbie and Monica, Emmanuel, Ezra and Nissy.

While his calling leaves a great chasm in our hearts and lives, we are comforted with the knowledge and faith in Christ that we will be united again.

Funeral arrangements are being finalized and details will be made known in due course. We warmly invite all who would like to celebrate the life of Pastor Magi Goro to join us on that occasion.

Pastor Magi was influential in a lot of spheres and impacted many lives. If your life was one of the many he impacted during his life/ministry and you would like to express your gratitude through assisting in the hauskrai or repatriation of his body, the church account details are listed below:

Bank:
Bank of South Pacific
Account Name:
Bushwara Foursquare Gospel Church
Account Number:
7012832767

BSB: 088294
Swift Code: BOSPPGPM

For further information, you can contact the leadership team through the below numbers and addresses:

Email:
bushwara.fgc@gmail.com
Pastor Jude: +675 768-97-878
Pastor Robert: +675 760-12-148

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Bless indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them” Revelation 14:13

Highlands Region UFW Thank You

The Highlands Regional United Foursquare Women’s (UFW) Convention was held in Kagua Station in Southern Highlands Province from 9-12 April 2018, it was a blessed and anointed week for those who attended the convention.

To God be the Glory for what have experience this week. I believe that those ladies who attended the convention will never forget what they have experienced.
On behalf of Southern Highlands Foursquare work, I would like to thank Pastor Josephine, Highlands Regional UFW Director and your board, women’s from Simbu, Jewaka, Western Highlands and Enga Provinces for your coming despite the fear of earthquakes or whatever.
May God bless all our faithful Foursquare women.
By Rev Henry Kopilyo
Provincial Supervisor Southern Highlands

Foursquare Multi-Media Centre – Kumbas

Kumbas, Enga Province, PNG

The following videos give an overview of the Multi-Media projects that are currently in the works in Enga province.

You may have have heard about the Vocational Training and Multi-Media Centre build in Kumbas in late 2107. The building is still under construction, but the top floor was set up to house the Foursquare Missions Press Mobile Missions Printing Project.

The Multi-Media level includes a large pubic reception and display area, a four-room suite that will house the Foursquare FM radio station including: Sound and control room, station office, interview room and another small office or storage area. It also has a conference room, the FMP digital print shop and a kitchen and toilet area. the first video shoes the entire Media-Centre floor, while the second video gives an overview of the FMP print shop. The third video is a promotional video to raise funds for the Foursquare Fm radio station.

Please pray for these multi-media projects. Not only will we produce many materials to be used throughout PNG and the South Pacific by our missionaries, we will fulfill a second objective of offering internships to students who want to learn multi-media skills such as: broadcasting, printing, graphic arts and audio/video production. Ps. Steve Highlander, FMI missionary to PNG is currently setting up and running the projects.

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Multi-Media Centre, Wapenamanda, Enga, PNG

 

Foursquare Missions Press Mobile Print project – PNG

 

Enga Language Radio Station Project Fundraising Promotion

Frank Miki – Missionary to Nauru Departs

Right photo: Rev. Frank Miki (left), the newest Foursquare Missionary to be sent from PNG to another country, left Wapenamanda Airport on Tuesday. he waves good bye with Ps. William Alo as they get ready to board the plane to Port Moresby. They will depart from POM later in the week to head to Nauru where Pastor Frank will take over the mission work there. The Nauru mission was started by Pastor Alo, who is travelling with him to set him in the work there.

Left Photo: Foursquare PNG President Rev. Timothy Tipitap leads a prayer of dedication for Ps. Frank and Ps. Jenny on National Foursquare Day, just a few days before Frank left to start his new assignment.

Earthquake Damages Foursquare Churches

Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces, Papua New Guinea
By Dr. Steve Highlander

Papua New Guinea experienced the first major earthquake centered in the Highlands region on 26th, February, 2018 at 4 AM. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake and numerous aftershocks devastated portions of Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces with landslides, major property damage and the loss of over 100 lives to date. Many people are still reported as missing.

Relief efforts are have been hindered by the remote terrain and the fact that roads, airports and other infrastructure has been severely damaged. The flowing is a report from Rev Henry Kopilyo, Foursquare Provincial Superior on the ground in the affected regions.

Just 23 hours before the earthquake many of the Foursquare pastors in the affected areas left their homes and churches to attend the annual Foursquare Pastor’s and Leader’s Convention in Goroka.

According to Kopilyo, “We are safe but we lost our friends, love ones, Churches, houses and properties. Due to road and network cut off’ I am finding difficult to provide full details and photos of Foursquare Churches and Christian’s in the Province. Foursquare family and friends, here are some of the highlights of damage done by the earthquake.” He went on to mention, “One of our Foursquare ministers is living in a chicken house with his family after their home was destroyed.”
MENDI TOWN CHURCH
1. Concrete floor was split from the door way and across to
the pulpit and it’s unsafe for next earthquake.
2. Musical Instruments – 8 channel Pevey Mixer, Bass Amp
and Bass Guitar, two Pevey speakers were destroyed.
3. Office Computer and monitor was smashed.
4. Two bedroom youth house was destroyed.
5. 9000 litter water tank was ruined.
LAKE KUTUBU
1. Pimaga church is sliding and it’s not safe to have church
services.
2. The Pastor’s house is also sliding and families are in Mendi
Town Foursquare Church Care center.
3. Hinu Kutubu, Evangelist Charlie Dumaes’ permanent house was completely destroyed and families are living in the chicken house.
IMBONGU CHURCHES
1. Mill Foursquare Church was one side that has buckled and is no longer safe for services.

Rev. Kopilyo asked for prayer and financial support to help with the effort to re-establish the Foursquare churches, homes and ministries impacted by this disaster. He issued the following statement,” Foursquare family and friends, we need your support for God to give us strength and provide finance to rebuild, maintenance and to cover the cost damaged by the earthquake.”

Please pray and give to support the many Foursquare families that have been devastated by the earthquake. See official damage reports below.

Report with photos from the Foursquare Care Centre that is housing displaced church families Click here to see Care Centre photos and report

Official reports with damages and photos Diaster Reports and photos: Click Here

Metikau Ektabi – Serving God for Over 50 Years

Ps. Metikau Ektabi has been preaching the Foursquare Gospel for over 50 years. He gave his life to Christ at a crusade held by Dr. Mason Hughes, the original Foursquare missionary to Papua New Guinea. Currently he is working with younger pastors encouraging them in the work and sharing his experience as a missionary, evangelist and pastor. Here is part of Ps. Metikau’s story in his own words.

“I was saved in 1958 when I was about 10 years old. I can remember it was one special morning that brother (Mason) Hughes was preaching, I remember one of the older men and myself went forward and gave our hearts to Jesus. After that I attended Sunday School under Mama (Virgene) Hughes. I learned all about Jesus in Sunday School. From there it was really something how God worked in my life.”

Ps. Metikau first went to school in 1961. In 1966 he went to high school. “After 1966 I went straight the mission field acting like a pastor. Now they make pastors quickly, but back them we had to work with other ministries first. I traveled around with a missionary interpreting for him.” Metikau says he speaks 13 dialects. “When I go to these provinces I speak and preach in these languages and interpret for others. It was an exciting life.

In 1969 he attended Bible school for a year. After Bible school he continued in the ministry. “In 2017 I celebrated 50 years of ministry,” he said with a big smile.

When asked what he considered the biggest miracle he ever saw, he responded quickly. “People turning to God. The biggest miracle is someone turning their heart to God and seeing the excitement on their faces because of the savior and new life they have. We have also seen so many families healed. Broken mothers mended together and restored. Families are important, and we have seen many families touched by God and many lost sheep coming back.”

We also saw many healings, but I had a question. I wanted to see a big miracle happen. In 1970 I was coming home in the rain and my motorbike slid off the road into a drain. It was stuck, and I could not get it out no matter how hard I tried because it was so slick. With the motor still running I prayed to God to give me strength and I lifted the motorbike up like it was a bicycle. I don’t know how many kilograms it weighed, but it was stuck before, and I couldn’t get it out. God supernaturally gave me the strength the lift it out of the drain by myself. That experience always gave me the strength to serve God.”

Today Ps. Metikau has stepped out of his pastoral role into an apostolic one. God spoke to me to help other pastors because of my experience in my earlier years. You can look to your own ministry, but it is important to consider the ministries of others and help them succeed, because we are all part of the same Body of Christ. “God called me to help other pastors and that is what I have been doing for the last 15 years.”

(Author’s Note: Pastor Metikau would love to hear from anyone who would like to visit with him for encouragement in your Christian life or ministry. He asked me to share his phone number, so you could contact him. +675 7479-6316. Why not bless this faithful brother with a call and thank him for his years of faithful service to God in PNG?)