Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009

Caption: The 10th Harbin Ice and Snow World Festival is a spectacular tourist spot during the Christmas winter period. The writer (far left) with students from Jilin University, China standing in front of the gate built from ice blocks alone. All the buildings and walls or any thing in the vicinity are built out from ice blocks and they stand tall and alone without any support The trip to Harbin was from Dec 27th to 28th 2008. Temp was at -16 degree celsus.

My 2009 New Year Message and Greetings to PNG students in China

Dear fellow PNG students

The time has come for us to say good bye to 2008. Isn’t it sad?But thanks God, we have 2009 approaching.

This is the time many people take stock of themselves on what they have accomplished, the potholes they have encountered, and plan ahead for the next approaching year.

Resolutions are made, but as human beings, we breach them. This is inevitable because when circumstances change, we must also change our habits. Most times, resources are not adequate to accomplish what we may have as New Year Resolutions.

But in this time, I would like you to share with me the moments, not as individuals but as group of Papua New Guineans studying in China to flash back on how our beloved country has gone through.

We have accomplished a lot on the economic level, though we are yet to see real tangible developments where ordinary PNGans can abstract the utility.

Stability has been retained and installed by the current government, though there have been some opposition.

But given all the above, our country is still going through a lot of problems that need to be solved. It is not imperative to state the issues and problems here because in PNG, we are good at talking about problems. Let’s leave those aside.

Now is the time for all of us to move ahead come 2009. At this moment and time of the year, I would like to think of you all not as colleagues but as very special friends. We come from lands, seas, mountains and islands far away to enhance our life through education. We left our loved ones, the comfort of homes, family and friends. We have taken the bold stand to sacrifice many things, whether bad or good, for our prosperity, our country and humanity.

While in China, many of us have encountered experiences, both good and bad, but importantly all contributed towards shaping us to be good global citizens, with PNG in the core of our hearts.

Above all, we are fortunate to live, experience and feel the economic progress of the "middle kingdom".

From snow storm to March earth quake, manned spaced ship to space to the Olympic Games, we all have shared the progress and passion of China, in both happiest and saddest moments.

For most of us, the memory will live for the rest of our life. If not, they have shaped our perception! But what 2009 holds for us and PNG is what we all are looking forward to. Some will decide the destiny of our country in the future. Given that fact, we must ask our selves now. "What kind of society do we want to live-in in the future? What kind of environment do our children can enjoy as long as they live? What kind of country can our women folk be guaranteed as equal partners in nation building?"

The concept of nation’s sovereignty has eroded given the interdependence world we live in today. So, if you and I want to have a peaceful global village where people from all nationality and religion live together then this is the day people of all like minded must stand up for the common good of humanity.

But we still have to answer the question. “Are we ready to live together with our neighbors? Are we willing to allow them into our country to give us what we do not have? These are the questions we will answer when we leave China, because we know the importance of living with people from other lands and religion, who have much to offer.

And in PNG, we have managed the thousand tribes and we are capable of doing come 2009 With that, I humbly extend my sincere, Warm and Prosperous New Year 2009 to you all, my special friends.

I pray fervently that 2009 will bring upon you a healthy life, good education and showers of blessings with wisdom.


Mathew Yakai

Monday, December 29, 2008

I believe in Papua New Guinea

Team PNG in Beijing 2008
Colorful team PNG in Beijing 2008

Albert Tobby, PNG student in Beijing with Olympic delegation 2008.

Pini with PNG flag in Beijing Olympic 2008

Caption: Team PNG in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Game. They are looking good in the gold color, a simple way for showing their love for their country. Pic courtesy by Albert Tobby, Beijing.

I Believe in Papua New Guinea

By Mathew Yakai in Changchun, China

IF people out there say that this country has struggled in its democratization, political stability, economic revamps and societal break down then they have denied their impartial observation.

If people out there say that this country has headed to the brink of economic, political and moral collapse then they have jealously admired the progress in the past 33 years.

If people out there say that this country, a “black nation” in the Pacific Ocean would not stand on its own feet by comparing to the African nations then they have denied the facts of human and ideological indifferences.

“I Believe in Papua New Guinea”, so as you do because we have proven to the world that, “there came a country and the country is Papua New Guinea”.

“I Believe in Papua New Guinea” because after 33 years of political independence, we have shown to the world that in diversity, we live humbly in brotherhood.

Yes, we do have differences, whether it’s ethnic issues, regionalism, and others that are related to the concept of “we” and “them”, an attempt to classify people given their difference.

But if there is one thing that PNG has achieved in the past 33 years, I would not go further then “diversity in one”.

Many countries in the world today enjoy homogenous society. That settles a common ideological foundation, identity, language and they work together for common benefits…and yes, we have seen them succeeding.

In PNG, the country that boats more then 860 languages can spell over thousand tribes whom not long ago stepped out from “stone age” to “technological age”.

And in this, our fathers of this great nation had the wisdom to draw the Constitution to bind us together as one nation, one country and one people, yet in diversity.

If we as a country have proven to those out there wishing that we should collapse as a nation of collective people then we have proven that we stood, now standing, and will stand from next year on.

PNG has proven to the world that this country of thousand tribes and languages from the mountains of Huli to Marawaka, all the way down to the isolated islands of Milne Bay that we are one.

We have told the world, “PNG can manage diversity, the population comprises of different ideological reasoning’s”.

In both theory and practice, it is indeed difficult to manage this. But we did and we are capable.

In the Western countries, they do not have the experience to manage diversity.

In Asia Pacific, the countries do have the same experience as PNG given their own settings.

Diversity of Asia Pacific was well managed in an attempt to rescue the then economically affected countries during the 1997 to 1998 Asian Financial Crises.

So, what does this tell us? As a country, we have impressively overcome one of the major debacles in the country’s development, which is ideological diversity.

We manage to accept the fact that we are one nation.

The Bougainville crisis was not the result of ethnic differences but the fault of the then Sir Julius Chan’s government to listen to the people’s voice.

In other words, the government at that time failed to listen to the people’s cry when it is obligated to.

This taught us one lesson. “The government for the people must listen to the people to uphold diversity, and avoid it from being fragmented.”

The Huli’s in Southern Highlands Province and Jiwaka’s in Western Highlands are vying for separate provinces claiming that they meet the requirement, including population.

This is done not because certain individuals want to be influential in their likely provinces but the fact draws back to the lack of goods and services provided by their respective provincial administrations.

This tells us that, “the government of the day must provide basic goods and services, and I emphasize that they must be tangible so that people see and feel that there is a government caring for them”.

Otherwise, the Jiwaka and Huli provinces will set a precedent where the diversity we are managing will be fragmented.

Of course, many of us do not want to see the Papuans different from the Highlanders, and the Tolai’s different from Sepik’s. We are indeed one proud country!

This scribe remembers a speech by the late Bill Skate at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1998. The late leader encouraged and promoted intermarriage between the highlanders and islanders, Momase and New Guinea Island region to discourage ethnic problems.

Again, this scribe believes that the problem is not ethnic diversity but the failure by the day’s government to provide what is due for the people.

When people are happy, and have their salaries increased and paid on time, the public servants are accommodated in good houses and well looked after to boost their morale, the unemployed are engaged in agriculture sectors, the road system are improved, hospitals and schools are well funded, our sisters and mothers safety are guaranteed then the Jiwaka’s and Huli’s will not even think of having their own provinces.

This scribe even believes that Bougainville may not ask for full independence after conducting their referendum if Waigani can prove its leadership now.

PNG can adopt the concept used by China with Hong Kong and Macau to Bougainville. But there must be some visionary leadership today.

China with a population of 1.3 billion people and the largest land mass with around 56 different ethnic groups manages to hold together the country through a tremendous economic progress since 1978.

What is impressive to this scribe is that millions of Chinese have been pulled out from poverty, reasonable accommodations are provided with low cost, agriculture sector is funded and encouraged by the Central Government, hospitals, schools, railways, roads, communications and important infrastructures are provided.

This scribe has never seen any families in China going without a meal in a day. Visits to families and friends have impressed me that they have household goods one would find in any modern society.

Comparing to my country I love, we are still lacking behind in many things.

But “I Believe in Papua New Guinea” that we have come a short way but the long way ahead will be prosperous if our leaders have the vision and wisdom.

When I hear of corruption, mothers being raped, public servants underpaid and living in settlements, robbery is the game of the day, prostitution has been used to earn easy money, hospitals and schools have broken down, highlands highway has been jeopardized, innocent people are murdered and many other issues, I ask my self, “way all these in a great country of ours?”

My heart pains because I do not want to see the children of today and tomorrow wake up from their bed with terror, hunger, spiritual and moral breakdown.

When other countries enjoy the essence of humanity, we are still struggling to survive, not as a country but as individuals. The pride of being Papua New Guinean and serving our country is absent, a sad moment.

This scribe urges all its readers to put down the differences, hold up your heads, walk shoulder to shoulder as a country from next year 2009 onwards.

We have been down in the deepest valley and know how tough and bad it is. Now we must move on and one day we will reach that higher hill and realize the importance of how wonderful to be in the highest valley.

Merry Christmas and a prosperous Happy New Year 2009. This scribe would ask no more then a dedication for this country that “I Believe in and Love”, and you do to.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas in Changchun, China

Little boy of a South Korean parents enjoying at the Onnuri Community Church in Changchun, China during the Christmas service.

Hey Mr. Chop Stick, where are you going? This little boy with chop stick enjoys the Christmas church service.

Korean members of the Onnuri Church in Changchun, China singing a Christmas hym. It was in Korean so could not understand. However, it was nice having people from different nationalities praising God is different languages.

The choir master is at his best shot to get the tune at a higher peak.

The far end is the replica of what designated to be the place where our Saviour, Baby Jesus was put to rest when He was born.

Camera rolling to capture a history before it passes and forgotten in the future.

Balloon, an extra decoration in church. See how nice it is!

Hey, what are you looking for? A Korean church members looking for something.

The corridoor of the church. It's on the 6th floor of a hotel.

This gentleman is the sound engineer of the church band. He makes sure all mics, and other electrical appliances to be used in the church work properly.

Church goers watching the little children singing. Encouraging children to take part in church activities like singing and drammer is one of the best ways to bring up children.

Little Korean girls singing.

Another Korean group singing. It was nice and I enjoyed.

Little angels putting up a drammer performance

These beautiful girls in Santa dressings singing and dancing, all towards praising God. A lovely and moving performance. God can do great things like using small children to extend His Kingdom on earth.

Rev. Seung Kim's saxophone performance on Sunday 21st Dec, 2008. He is from Korea and once a gang star. His testimony is moving. He was a murderer, rapist, and did many bad things that a gang member could do. But God is great. God took him back and now he is a preacher, and an established saxophonist.

Rev. Seung Kim

Rev. Seung Kim sharing his testamony.

Pastor in Charge, Joseph Kim

Me and Emmanuel from Togo in Africa. Emmanuel is our hotel cell group leader. He is majoring International Relations, Masters at Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Me and Emmanuel

Performance in Church

That's Gledish from Africa sleeping in church. "Hey, wake up, this in church!" She is a student at Jilin University, China majoing masters in International Relations.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Students are Vital to PNGs' Development

PNG Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), His Excellency Ambassador John L. Momis (sitting), Mrs. Elizabeth Momis and Ambassador’s daughter Marrycat Momis, Third Secretary of the PNG Embassy, Ms Lisa Gabina, Embassy Staff and their spouses and children together with PNG students at the Ambassador’s Residence, in Beijing, PRC. Picture and caption by Albert Tobby

By Albert Tobby and Mathew Yakai in China

PAPUA New Guinea students currently studying in China are indispensable to Papua New Guinea’s development, according to PNG’s Ambassador to China (PRC), Amb. John Momis.

“China with billion of population to educate some million students is not as important as you few PNG students. You are very important here. You are indispensable to PNGs development and cannot be replaced.” Said Amb. Momis.

Amb. Momis made the comment during the Christmas celebration at his Beijing residence which was attended by embassy staff, their spouses and PNG students in Beijing.

Ambassador Momis also thanked PNG students in their respective universities in China for being good ambassadors not only in their respective studies but promoting PNG.

“Students, your very presence in the university you are studying flies the flag of PNG. It makes a significant contribution to China in cooperation and collaboration to improve the world we are living in today,” he said.

He commend the students for taking the boldness to accept the Chinese Government Scholarship to come to China, leaving behind their family, friends and colleagues in PNG who in such a festive season like Christmas would normally have big celebrations and get together.

He encouraged the students that what they are doing in China contributes towards building a better world.

Amb. Momis also thanked the embassy staff for their loyalty and commitment towards the embassy during the period where the embassy was understaffed.

“In a small way what we have experienced is the cooperation and collaboration to bringing about what the world is about and this is also what celebrating Christmas is about.”

“Christmas is the time when Christians throughout the world celebrate the birth of Christ. Celebrating the Word of incarnate, second person of the Holy Trinity, God opted to become one of us. Celebrating Emanuel who was born unto us.” Amb. Momis said in his Christmas message.

He said Christians when celebrating Christmas is about respecting human dignity.

PNG student Albert Tobby representing PNG student’s in China thanked Amb. Momis and his wife Mrs. Elizabeth Momis for hosting the Christmas celebration.

“There is a vacuum in every PNG students studying here in China. That is the vacuum of longing for family and friends that we’ve left behind in PNG especially in such period like Christmas,” Albert said.

Albert thanked the Ambassador for filling up the vacuum with the Christmas celebration.

Published by The National newspaper:

Monday, December 22, 2008

Membership Certificate at Onnuri Community Church

"Mambership Certificate: Name: Mathew Yakai. This is to certify that Mr. Mathew Yakai successfully completed the New Comer's Class and become a member of the Mosaic Community at Onnuri Community Church in Changchun. Said certificate was duly signed by Seoul Onnuri Community Church entitling Mr. Mathew Yakai to be admitted to serve the Mosaic Community as member.....dated: 30th Nov, 2008."
This was written on the Membership certificate I received at the Onnuri Church in Changchun, China on Nov 30th, 2008. The picture above shows other students who were admitted as members including the writer (in red). Onnuri Church has members from all over the world, including the Korean community in the city.

Friday, December 19, 2008

This is my latest picture taken on 19th Dec, 2008 at my hotel in China. I was coming back from dinner.
Some of the Papua New Guinea students in China. These are Papua New Guinea's future when it comes to human resource.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

“Sheng dan jie kuai le” from China

Caption: PNG Ambassador to China, Amb. John Momis, Madam Elizabeth Momis, embassy staff Lisa Gabina and other PNG students in China. Pic courtesy of Albert Tobby.

By Mathew Yakai in Changchun, China

SHENG dan jie kuai le may sound strange to you. Let me add “Xin nian kuai le”.

This is mouth full! But it literally means, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. From China, this scribe wish you sheng dan jie kuai le he Xin nian kuai le.

Try greet a Chinese friend and see how surprising he would be. And hope you pronounce it correctly!

Christmas falls on Thursday 25. But from China, this scribe and other PNG students would like to wish you sheng dan jie kuai le he Xin nian kuai le.

Papua New Guinea (PNG) and China have gone through various achievements and challenges this year.

In the region, there are lots of threatening events, like the continuous suicide attacks on the streets of Pakistan to the recent terrorist attack at Mumbai Hotel, the recent murder of businessman, Sir George Constantinou to the world financial crunch.

But as a Christian nation, PNG has good reasons to uphold the significance of Christmas, despite the set-backs, which are the cause of human ignorance, except the recent tidal waves in PNG caused by “mother nature”.

Christmas is an annual holiday that marks and honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

Modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, church celebrations, and the display of various decorations - including the Christmas tree.

Santa Claus (Father Christmas) is a popular mythological figure often associated with bringing gifts.

Christmas is celebrated throughout the Christian population, but is also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular, cultural festival.

This scribe and other PNG students in China would like to convey their Seasonal Greetings to you and loved ones.

They left the family comforts and the motherland for China to acquire relevant knowledge that one day would be of relevance to PNG.

In this time when their families gather together for the festivity, they will miss the atmosphere and the re-union.

Albert K. Tobby from Sinasina Yongomugl District, Simbu Province is a student at Tsinghua University, Beijing, doing Masters in International Development.
His special Christmas greetings goes to all ex-Divine Word University (DWU) Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship (TSCF) now working throughout PNG and abroad.

He also conveys his Greetings to Madang AOG Town Church Ps. Venny Junimbo and family and the temple boys, members of the Simbu Born Again Students Association (SBSA) and relatives from both Simbu and W.H.P.

“My Christmas message to you all is to remain in the presence of God and you will still be praising God despite your age, status, location and situations (Psalms 84:4)”, Albert said.

Sengdan jie kuai le” to all the Chinese in PNG. Having a traditional culture that is deeply rooted in family relations, I believe you find the similarities with your PNG friends. zhu nimen da sheng hua hen fengfu ye hen jiangkang,” said Albert.

Albert is also appreciating the China-PNG relations with the coming to an end of one chapter and the beginning of the new chapter next year.

“Many things have happened between China and PNG this year. Some were positive while some are negative, some are great achievements while some are loss,” Said Albert.

However, Albert appreciates that both sides were able to manage the relations smartly both at the government and people level.

“These two countries have rich treasures of untapped potential and therefore if cultivated properly in the coming years, we can achieve the unpredictable development results and shock the whole world.”

China has a proven track record of achieving massive economic development which creates a totally new development model for all developing countries.

China is now an economic super power and is increasingly influencing global development policies, however at the same time, there are many other global players who sees China's rise as a threat and were continuously devising strategies to contain China.

Albert commented that China also seeks strategic development partners and PNG being strategically located as the only land bridge between Asia and Pacific region can benefit.

“It all depends on the relations we develop in the coming years,” he said.

The New Year’s message from Albert is that in the last six years, PNG has seen stable economic growth and politics which are two fundamental prerequisites for national development.
Albert believes that overall political and economical indicators show positive results, however, PNG needs to convert these gains into tangible development.

“We all understand that the growth is mainly from mineral boom and export of natural mineral resources. But these are non-renewable resources and will exhaust one day.”

“If we do not convert the gains today for sustainable tangible development then PNG will have a gloomy future.”

“We need strong leadership to show clear directions and lead in doing their personal best so that majority will follow. God Bless Papua New Guinea and Merry Christmas,” Albert said.

Master Student, Tonny Kepou at Shanghai University passes his Christmas and New Year Greetings to all his family members and hausline (Dad, Stk, Narx, PK & JK) especially in Madang, Lae, POM, Manus, Popondetta.

“Also, not forgetting hausline and all the family friends around PNG,” said Tonney

Kalakai Kange, Daniel Angelo Wak in Beijing passes his Christmas greetings to all his friends and relatives in PNG, the Opa Korpan family in Hagen and POM, his uncles, the Raim Rakandui family, the congregation of Miracle Valley and Kiminga Local Church and the boys at Kalakai Market.

“Also Hannah in brizzy, the cycors and Nana, you all have a very Mary x-mass and a blessed New Year.”

“Greetings and a very Merry Christmas to the Chinese community in PNG. Sengdan jie kuai le he xin nian kuai le.” Said Daniel.

From Miruma home base in Upper Asaro, Daulo, EHP is Gene D. Iyovo majoring Algae Biodiesel, masters program at Biosystems & Bioprocess Engineering School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University.
“Though this Christmas I cannot physically be at my chair for the celebration, I ask our beloved Yesu Christo to sit in my chair and be with you all this special day.”
“To little Prince Iyovo and his Mum, I love you both and miss you much than this ink can say. I asked Yesu to look after you both, and He says..... request granted!”

“Pikosa Revival Church International, and Saints, greetings in the name of the Mighty One. Hold onto the Faith, faith is a treasure.”

“Lae Revival Church International, Pastor Cletus, greetings from China, Do not think the Word has not yet reached China. Is flowing through like wild fire also as far out into Russia,” said Gene.

“Yesu Christo is coming sooner than we think! To all the Christians in PNG, this Christmas moves one step closer to God, get real with Yesu, change your church going attitude to personal relation with HIM,” Gene advises.
With his greetings to the PNG Chinese community, Gene says that this Christmas is another time lapse, with good relation between China and PNG.

“I pray for better symbiotic-relation for better developments and benefits between the two states.” He says.

Jeffers Teargun Heptol from Northeastern University Shenyang, the powerful man of God firmly believes that Jesus is better than Santa.

“As the season approaches for people around the world to feel the essence of Christmas, there are some people who do not really know the real meaning of Christmas.”

“For example here in China, I have asked couple of local people about the Christmas and their response was “it’s a season when Santa Claus comes to give them gifts”,” he said.

“It sounds funny but it is real and indeed sad. How privilege is for PNG to have a joyous celebration on the birth day of the Savoir of the World,” Jeffers said.

“Santa lives at the North Pole but Jesus is every where. To see Santa, you have to stand in the line but Jesus is as close as the mention of His name.”

“Santa does not know your name but Jesus does. Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly but Jesus has a heart full of love.”

“Santa puts gifts under your tree but Jesus became our gift and died on the tree. We need to put Christ back in Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the Season.”

Jeffers also appeals to PNG to raise the banner of righteousness.

“Couple of days ago, I was watching a documentary on corruptions in all systems in PNG including Forestry, Policing, and Politics to name a few. It really touched my heart and I cried.”

“Then the Lord spoke to my heart and said, “In 2009, people who are embracing corruption will be removed from the face of PNG and all forms of corruption will be exposed”.

“People have suffered long enough and now its time for God to take revenge.”

“When Jesus was born, the wise men from the east have come to see Him in Bethlehem in a manger. They brought gifts like gold, silver and oil for nurturing the body of Jesus.”

“Now the Word of God which represents Jesus is in PNG and we have all this gifts of gold, silver and oil. These gifts are not for anyone but for the Body of Jesus.”

“Body of Jesus is the Church and Church is the People of PNG. The Body of Jesus has suffered long enough and anyone found involving in corruption will be exposed and removed in the New Year. God has a way to deal with such as He did even in the Old Testament,” Jeffers said.

Given the special occasion, Jeffers remembers his lovely parents and brothers and sends them his special Christmas greetings.

“I pray that you all will be safe and healthy. On the same note, I remember all the TSCF students and graduates throughout PNG.”

“Not forgetting Godly parents at Unitech; Gonduans, Sakulas, Baliolios and Namba Tumu family in Madang.”

Finally, this scribe wishes all prisoners throughout the country a blessed Christmas. The system hates you but God loves you.

To the sick in hospital beds, the pains you endure pierce Gods’ heart. Whisper to God in prayer with faith and walk out from your sick bed.

To the poor and vulnerable on the streets thinking of what to eat tomorrow, God shall pour showers of blessings and feed, shelter and use you to extend His kingdom.

For the criminals, murders, rapists, those heavily engaging in tribal fights, this scribe pray that you surrender and humble yourself under the Cross.

To the Christmas babies, this scribe welcomes you and prays that you do not wake up to the economic, social and moral breakdown of the society but in the comfort of your mother and the patriotism of PNG.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Letter to family

Caption: This is my latest picture taken at Nanhu Park in Changchun, China. The background is a huge man-made lake.

Note: I wrote the below letter to my brothers and sisters in Papua New Guinea in Tok Pisin, one of Papua New Guineas' national language. The letter was written after the passing away of my lovely mum on November 20, 2008 at Kudjip Hospital in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province.

Mathew YAKAI
International Student, Room No. 1006,
Youyi Huiguan, Jilin University,
2699 Qianjin Street Changchun 130012,

20th Nov, 2007 (11:45pm BT)

Dia Family.

Long nem blong PapaGod, mi laik salim tok hello na sori I kam long yupla. Long namba 20 dei blong mun Novemba long 2:45PM, taim blong China, Len I ring I kam long rum blong mi na tok save olsem mama Muk I lusim mipla. Lewa blong mi bruk stret na mi sanap, sindaun and silip krai insait long rum. Mi stap longwe stret na taim mi harim display nius, mi kisim hevi stret.

Tasol Papa God I gutpla na em I givim bel isi long mi. Na nau mi stap orait. Mi kisim tingting olsem mi stap long narapla ples we nogat wantok or wanpla man meri blong PNG bai helivim mi. Mi tasol olsem na papa God i givim bel isi long mi na nau mi stap orait.

Mi tok bikpla sori long family – Lois na Mark husait I bin stap klostu wantaim mama, taim mi, Nita and Len I stap longwe. Mi sori olsem mama bai I no moa stap wantaim yutupla. Long Len and Nita, mi hamamas yutpla I bin lukautim mama taim mi stap long we tumas inap long longpla taim. William, mi laik tok tenkyu tru long lukautim mama igo inap taim birua I bin kamap long ples. Mi bilip olsem display birua ino bin kamap bai mama I nap stap long han blo you. Dopo, Nul na Kai, mama Muk is lusim yupla na mi sori true. Paip na family, Wanis na family, Luke, Petrus, Tes na family, mi tok sori stret bilong wanem bel blong yupla I save stap wantaim mama. Nau em I lusim yumi.

Long family blong yumi, mama Muk em wanpla meri we olgeta man meri long komnuti I save laikim em. Tasol, taim God is laik kisim ol man, em I no nap kauntim wanem em gutpla or nogut. God yet I save givim laip and kisim laip.

Sapos wanpla samting tasol I brukim lewa blo mi em long pasin blong mi we mi no lukim mama inap long 8 pla krismas. Mi tok sori stret. Taim mi harem, mi kisim bikpla hevi stret na mi bel hevi. Tasol insait long bel blong mi, mi gat bikpla bilip olsem mama Muk I no kisim bikpla hevi long mi taim em I lus. Long display as tasol, taim mi pinisim skul long next year bai mi kam long lukim matmat blong mama.

Long planim bodi blong mama Muk, mi laikim em I mas silim baksait long haus blong Kai. Mi no laikim em long silip long Kurkur matmat. Em I mas silip baksait long haus bilong Kai. Displa tok em I final.

Long family blong mipla na ol narapl husait I bin stap long helivim mama inap long dai blong em, mi tok tenkyu. Long ol family blong mipla husait I nau lusim Muk, mi tok sori stret.

Displa is givim wanpla toksave olsem wanpla taim bai yumi tu I dai. Maski yu king, kwin, Prime Minista or rabis man, wanpla taim em yumi mas dai. Tasol husait I bai dai pastaim em samting yumi olgeta I wait long luksave. Nau em mama Muk em God I kisim bek. So, bihain em husait bai dai. Long display as, mi laik givim tok olsem lotu em bikpla samting. Yumi mas lotu strong na stap bikos display graun yumi stap nau em I no asples blong yu. Wanpla taim yumi dai bai yumi facim judgement.

Maski skul man, skul meri, lawyer, dokta, pilot, bai ol I dai yet. Tasol man husait I no nap dai long spitit em man I holim tok true blong God insait long laip na wokabout blong em.

Taim yupla stap long haus krai long hap, mi tu mi stap haus krai insait long rum blong mi. Mi no nap wokim skul wok, stadi, or rid na rait inap mama I go bek long graun. So pilis tok save wanem taim yupla putim em long graun.

Mama Muk I bin lukautim mi taim bebi I kam inap nau na mi nogat sans long lukim bodi blong em taim em I go bek long graun. Tasol mi laik wokim wanpla tok long mama blong mi. “MAMA, MI LAIKIM YU NA LUKIM YU LONG HEVEN”.

Ema tasol na papa God I ken givim bel isi long yupla taim yupla istap soim tok sori blong yupla.


Mathew YAKAI