Because YOU sent us…Rise up & Shine for Jesus!

For months we had been praying for the Jesus march. Eight different circuits from the United Church all across Kokopo & Rabaul coming together for one special day. We were to pray for the youth (the next generation) that the youth would rise up and that God would shine through them and they would live their lives for Christ. It’s the same prayer we pray for all our children & grandchildren.



That Sunday morning finally arrived. We dressed in our circuit colors (each circuit was a different color). It was incredible…for as far as you could see in every direction the youth marched by color singing God’s praises. There were over 5000 people there and when we arrived they asked Tim to lead the march. What an honor to be called the child of the King and be here at this time to share the love of Christ!



After everyone entered through the gates and settled on mats under trees they asked 30 people from each circuit to come and perform the opening song & dance. It was beautiful to see these eight different colors mixing together creating a rainbow effect singing & dancing full of the joy of the Lord. The day was full of God’s word that challenged the youth to rise up, songs, dancing and a feast. It lasted over 6 hours but it felt like just a short time.


Throughout the day they would mention that this was an international event because they had special guest from the United States. We didn’t realize at first that they were talking about us, just thankful that we (YOU & I) get to be united in Christ here in Papua New Guinea to pray for the next generation around the world!